Sanskrit, an ancient language of India, is also one of the oldest languages in the world. Sanskrit is a member of the Indo-European language family and is a classical language of India. The word Sanskrit is derived from 'sam' which means 'together' and 'krtam' which means 'created'. 'Sanskrit' together means completed, refined and perfected. Vedas and other epics are written in Sanskrit. The first known Sanskrit text is the Rig Veda. Sansksrit is regarded as a ' high language ' used usually for religious and scientific discourse and thus different from the spoken language of the people.