Sanskrit, with its spiritual significance, is an ancient language which is rich in vocabulary, literature, ideas, meanings and values; It stands close to the root of English and most other European languages. Many English words are derived from Sanskrit, and its study illuminates their grammar, meaning and etymology.

“The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either”.
Sir William Jones (Anglo-Welsh philologist, Orientalist, and jurist).


His Holiness Śrī Śāntānanda Sarasvatī has guided the School’s studies in Sanskrit and reflection (see history of the school).

“If one would try to water the leaves, the tree would not get nourishment. One should try to water the root. So one should first properly understand the beautiful structure of the Sanskrita language and it will help the mind to come closer to understanding.

When the light appears the darkness disappears. Similarly, when the study of Sanskrita will be achieved all knowledge of worldly use and also for spiritual use will be purified and one’s life will be simple and good. One would learn much more good about one’s own language in the end.”

Śrī Śāntānanda Sarasvatī

Sanskrit Live

Sanskrit Live is a series of videos about the Sanskrit language and its spiritual significance, run by the School’s volunteers. It can be accessed live every Monday at 10:30AM (SAST) on the UK Facebook page.