World Environment Day in Sanskrit


Sanskrit and its literature have always respected and celebrated the environment. Take this Shloka from Atharvaveda as an example; it establishes a sacred connection between mother nature and us (humans), setting a very deep precedent for how we should be treating our fellow earthlings. Happy Environment Day to you!

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प्रकृतिरेव शरणम्।

 Transliteration:
prakṛtireva śaraṇam।

Hindi translation:
प्रकृती ही हमारा आश्रय है।

 English translation:
Nature is our only refuge.

 Source – लसल्लतिका - शुचि पर्यावरणम्

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संरक्षेद्दूषितो न स्याल्लोकः मानवजीवनम्।

 Transliteration:
saṃrakṣeddūṣito na syāllokaḥ mānavajīvanam।

Hindi translation:
पर्यावरण प्रदूषित नहीं करना चाहिए, ताकि हम अपने जीवन की रक्षा कर​ सकें।

 English translation:
To safeguard our own lives, let’s not pollute the world.

mata bhumi putro aham prithvi

माता भूमिः पुत्रोऽहं पृथिव्याः।

 Transliteration:
mātā bhūmiḥ putro’haṃ pṛthivyāḥ।

Hindi translation:
ये धरती हमारी माता है और हम इसके पुत्र है।

 English translation:
Earth is my mother and I am her child.

 Source – Atharvaveda 12.1.12

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World Environment Day Sanskrit

शैले शैले न माणिक्यं मौतिकं न गजे गजे ।
साधवो नहि सर्वत्र चन्दनं न वने वने ॥ 

 Transliteration:
śaile śaile na māṇikyaṃ mautikaṃ na gaje gaje
sādhavo nahi sarvatra candanaṃ na vane vane

Hindi translation:
हर पर्वत पर माणिक्य नहीं होता, हर हाथी में मोती नहीं होता।
सज्जन सब जगह नहीं मिलते। चन्दन का पेड़ हर जंगल में नहीं होता।

 English translation:
Rubies are not found in every mountain; nor is a pearl to be met with every elephant.
Good people are not found everywhere. A sandalwood tree does not exist in every forest.

 Source – Chanakya Neetisaar 2.9

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  • dev on

    Very nice post

  • Vadi Raj K on

    plese send me all Sanskrit masseges to my Email to read every day


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