Devika was 5 years old when she first recited Sanskrit shlokas on the stage in her school. She has learned the Sanskrit language formally in school and college. In her words, "I really love the sound of the language and it fills me up with life energy. The words are full of wisdom, so I learn from them all the time. My grandfather, Dr. Shrinivas Kshirsagar instructed me in various Sanskrit scriptures and Vedanta philisophy. At his insistence, I have sung the opening prayer for large Chinmaya Mission gatherings many times. My mother, Mrs. Gauri Kshirsagar is a Sanskrit scholar, so we were always exposed to this language at home and at school. We grew up listening to Mandukya Upanishad by Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji and various other recordings. Later, when I went to Pandit Jasraj Institute, I learned many stotras composed by Bade Guruji Pandit Jasraj ji and Guruji Pta. Tripti Mukherjee. Blessed! I feel like teaching Sanskrit Chants to children and adults. I will focus on the meaning, correct pronunciation, recitation, and singing. Thank you for this opportunity!"