What are some facts about India that Indians are generally unaware of? by Allabaksh Sk
Answer by Allabaksh Sk:
Enter any home in Mattur, and you will be greeted with Bhavatha nam kim (What is your name?), Katham asti(How are you?) and Coffee va chaayam kim ichchhathi bhavan (What will you have, coffee or tea?) in eloquent and poetic sounding Sanskrit.
A village with one foot in the Vedic times and another in the 21st century, Mattur is one of the very few places in the world where residents still converse in the classical language of Sanskrit!
Tucked away in the verdant Shimoga district of Karnataka, Mattur is a tiny hamlet on the banks of the perennial river Tunga. The villagers of Mattur, who lead a Vedic lifestyle, chant the ancient texts and converse in Sanskrit, have made sure the ancient language flourishes in their village.
This Tiny Sanskrit Speaking Village in Karnataka Has at Least One IT Engineer in Every Family!
Source : thebetterindia.com