Seer calls to restore Prakrit

Three -day international seminar begins in Shravanabelagola; delegates from abroad also attend

Seer calls to restore Prakrit


He was speaking after inaugurating a three-day international seminar on Prakrit organised jointly by Bahubali Prakrut Vidyapeetha and Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan at Srikshetra  Sharvanabelagola in Hassan district on Tuesday. Prof Tripathi noted that plundering of natural resources is continued unabated in the current consumer-driven society. The vast literature in Prakrit are always relevant.

 Sanskrit has derived a lot of literature from Prakrit to enrich its literature. Infact, several words of Sanskrit have the same meaning in Prakrit language too. This is one of the major languages that had its influence on Sanskrit.

There were lot of stories in Prakrit of woman rebelling against male dominated society. These stories throw light that women have been fighting against men from time immemorial. This indicates richness of Prakrit literature.

Sri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji demanded the Union and State  Governments to set-up universities in every State and also at the national level to study exclusively prakrit literature.

He further told that  Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali languages were spoken during ancient days. However, now they are on the verge of extinction due to lack of patronage by government. There is an urgent need to translate the rich literature of these languages into other languages.

They are treasure trove and as they contained rich history in them.

Non-government and private organisations and individuals should come forward for the promotion of these three languages under one forum instead of working on them separately.

This would held in promotion and growth of all those languages. They need to be translated into English as it would help the Westerners to understand their richness.

University

The Centre should should establish a separate University for the study of Prakrit and this should be included in 13th five year plan. It would throw light on literature of that language.

Delegates from Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and other parts of the nation are participating in the seminar. Dr Hampa Nagarajaiah, Dr Mangala Pragyaji, Professor Robert of Germany, M J Indrakumar, Kamala Hampana,  Padma Shekhar, Gudibande Purnima and others were present.   

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