What are some free and open-source online (or offline) Sanskrit learning resources and tools?

  • Hi and welcome to Language Learning Stack Exchange. You are asking for different types of resources all at once: dictionaries, thesauruses, databases & search engines, translation software, TTS engines. This makes your question too broad. Could you please split it up into one question (i.e. one post) per type of resource? – Tsundoku Nov 17 '20 at 11:15
  • @Tsundoku Unlike other languages, Sanskrit language resources are not easily available. Therefore, all the different resources does not make an extensive list. – huzaifa abedeen Nov 17 '20 at 14:03
  • @Tsundoku I have edited my question. – huzaifa abedeen Nov 19 '20 at 3:57

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

  1. samskritabharati.in, the best Sanskrit language resource available, working to revive Sanskrit. It has Sanskrit courses, projects, news and media, bookstore, etc.
  2. sanskrit.nic.in, Central Sanskrit university website formerly Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan; it has Sanskrit ebooks/ejournals, lessons/lectures, short films, etc. It is the official Sanskrit website by the government of India.
  3. learnsanskrit.org, online Sanskrit language learning including grammar guides, resources and tools. It has various reference works and dictionaries, Sanscript (or Sanskrit script), and Sanskrit OCR.
  4. Second language Sanskrit textbooks for class 6-12 are published by ncert.nic.in are freely available at learncbse.in and ncertbooks.guru. It includes the Ruchira book-series for primary school, the Shemushi book-series, Vyakaranavithi grammar-books, and Abhyaswaan workbooks for secondary school, Bhaswati and Shaswati book-series for senior secondary school, Sanskrit Vani book-series by H.D.Vijayshri and Mrs.S.Bolar, Uma Shankar, Sharma rishi for ICSE (see Praveshika, Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, etc.).
  5. Most of the classical Sanskrit literature like Ramayana, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Mahabharata, Bhagavata Purana, Arthashastra, Atharvaveda, Mahabhasya, Brahma Sutras, Brahmana, Shatapatha Brahmana, Charaka Samhita, Tantraloka, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Prashna Upanishad, Kavyadarsha, Aryabhatiya, Aitareya Brahmana, Mitaksara, Chandogya Upanishad, Aitareya Upanishad, etc. are available at archive.org, google books, kindle books etc.
  6. Sanskrit Wikipedia, incomplete, free and open-source, online encyclopedia in Sanskrit language. Sanskrit Wikipedia has a collaboration with Samskrita Bharati.
  7. sanskrit.inria.fr, The Sanskrit Heritage website; provides various tools and services for the computational treatment of Sanskrit.
  8. cambridge-sanskrit.org, Sanskrit Language introduction by A.M.Ruppel, Cambridge University. It has video resources and other resources and links.
  9. The Sanskrit Language by Walter Harding Maurer.
  10. sanskritdictionary.com, online free Sanskrit dictionary.

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