Sanskrit Gets a New Lease of Life in US

February 5, 2008

Author: Suman Guha Mozumder

Source: Rediff India Abroad

It would seem Sanskrit has become the flavor of the month in some parts of the United States. Last week, a two-day Sanskrit seminar, the first of its kind in Nevada, concluded in Reno with chanting of Sanskrit shlokas (verses) by Andrea Forman, lead singer of Shanti Shanti, the only Sanskrit rock band in the world.

The seminar, attended by about 36 participants, proclaimed January 12 as Sanskrit Day in Washoe County, Nevada, apparently the first time any county in the US has dedicated a day to Sanskrit.