‘Bhavatha naam kim?’ A random voice asked me.
I was walking down the main road of this small village in Shimoga when someone asked me from behind. It was a child, not more than 10 year old, asking my name in Sanskrit. It sounded to so cool to meet someone who used Sanskrit as a language of communication.
This is Mattur, the village that has adapted Sanskrit as a language of communication. Not only that, but Mattur and the adjacent village Hosahalli practice the gurukula system with the students enrolled here go through a course of 5 year to use Sanskrit in the traditional Vedic schooling system.