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Cricket tournament for Vedic pandits with Sanskrit commentary begins in Bhopal | Video

First Published: 6th January, 2023 9:51 IST

This is the third year of the Maharshi Cup. The goal of organising the four-day tournament is to promote the ancient Sanskrit language and sportsmanship among the Vedic family.

The annual four-day cricket tournament to promote Sanskrit began in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal on Thursday with 22 Vedic pandits wearing traditional dhoti and kurtas walking onto the cricket pitch to mark the birth anniversary of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

The cricket tournament ‘Maharshi Cup’ is being held for Vedic pandits on the Ankur ground in Bhopal. Players are those who perform rituals as per the Vedas. They speak to each other in Sanskrit and the match commentary is also in Sanskrit. The umpiring in the game is also done in Sanskrit.

This is the third year of the Maharshi Cup. The goal of organising the four-day tournament is to promote the ancient Sanskrit language and sportsmanship among the Vedic family.

Apart from cash prizes for winning teams, players will also be honoured with Vedic books and a 100-year panchang (almanac), a PTI report said.


Teams from various Vedic institutions are participating in the four-day tournament.
CREDITS: INDIA TODAY

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