Islamic Institute in Kerala Sets Example by Teaching Sanskrit

Thrissur: Students in long white robes and white head-dresses in an Islamic institution unwaveringly reciting ‘slokas’ and ‘mantras’ in Sanskrit under the watchful gaze of their Hindu gurus, is what sets apart a Muslim educational organisation in Thrissur district of central Kerala.

“Gurur brahma gurur vishnu, Gurur devo maheshwara, Gurur saakshaat param brahma, Tasmai shri gurave namaha,” one such student recites on being asked to do so in Sanskrit by his professor.

“Uttamam (excellent),” the professor responds in Sanskrit, as another student finishes reciting a different ‘sloka’ asked of him.

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