Exploring the Significance of Sanskrit Literature in Shaping of the Indian Knowledge System


  • Laxman Majhi Ph.D. Research Scholar, P.G. Department of Sanskrit, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.




Sanskrit literature, Indian knowledge system, Intellectual history, Indian Philosophy Vedas, Epics, Scientific advancements, Art, Religion, Guru-Śiṣya Parampāra, Cultural heritage, Religious ideologies


Sanskrit literature has been a cornerstone of Indian knowledge systems, shaping intellectual, philosophical, scientific, and artistic realms over millennia. This paper explores its profound significance, tracing its historical evolution, diverse forms, and influences. Beginning with its historical context, we unravel its evolution as a language of knowledge and its pivotal role in ancient Indian society and culture. Analyzing various forms from the Vedas to the Mahābhārata, we highlight their unique contributions to Indian thought and philosophy. We also examine Sanskrit literature's intersections with Indian philosophical traditions, scientific advancements, arts, and religion, illustrating its pervasive influence. Despite preservation challenges, Sanskrit literature remains a reservoir of wisdom, inspiring scholars, artists, and seekers. This paper illuminates its enduring significance in shaping the Indian knowledge system, underscoring its indelible imprint on the subcontinent's cultural and intellectual fabric.




How to Cite

Laxman Majhi. (2024). Exploring the Significance of Sanskrit Literature in Shaping of the Indian Knowledge System. Partners Universal International Innovation Journal, 2(3), 103–114. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.12158677