Q: Why is the Kannada language compared to Kasturi (musk)?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: If you want to compare it with Jasmine, you can!
Poets called it Kasturi Kannada. You cannot ask why they named it so.
For example, a beautiful woman is called ‘Chandramukhi’, meaning the one whose face is like the moon.
Now, the moon has a lot of spots in it. So, why is the face compared to the moon?
The stories in the Yoga
Vasishta have a lot of deep
hidden meanings. It is not
enough to read it once. As
you read it again and again,
you will start understanding
the secrets hidden in the
There is a saying where it is mentioned that the moon looks like a Holige (a round pancake-like sweet dish in Karnataka) for one who is hungry.
Musk has a very good fragrance. So, poets have described Kannada as a sweet language.