A Muslim girl has emerged topper in Sanskrit Vedanta graduation examination
conducted by Kerala University.
A student of a college at Sasthamcottah in Kollam run by the Devaswom
Board, managing temples in the state,
21-year-old Rahmath said she chose Sanskrit and Vedanta as she believed
this language is a”symbol of our national culture”.
Hailing from an orthodox Muslim family, Rahmath said she did not face any
resistance from her family or the community when she chose Sanskrit as her
principal subject.
“In fact, my parents and others in the family encouraged me when I told
them of my wish to join the BA Sanskrit Vedandta course.
Teachers in my college also gave me total support”, she told media.
It was at the plus-one level that Rahmath started learning Sanskrit as
second language.”
Since Sanskrit was Greek to me when I started learning, I had to put in
some extra effort. But soon I became interested, picked up the basic
grammar and was able to read Sanskrit texts”, she said.
The focus of the graduate course was Advaita Philosophy as elucidated by
sage Sanakaracharya.


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