Sanskrit through stories

Learn Sanskrit by reading stories you love.

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Our best series for beginners and new readers:

rāmāyaṇam

The story of Rama: his divine birth, his exile to the forest, and his journey to save his wife Sita from Ravana, the mighty demon king of Lanka.

Our retelling of one of the foundational works of Indian literature starts with simple Sanskrit that even complete beginners can understand. As the story gets richer, so does the language we use.

By the end, you'll understand why so many have fallen in love with this enchanting story.

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The power of reading stories

Reading stories is one of the most powerful ways to learn a new language. It's fun, it's engaging, and it's supported by serious research.

That's why we've created our free library of Sanskrit stories and books written especially for learners. Even complete beginners can find something to read and enjoy.

Read with confidence

If you don't know what a word means, click on it to find out. The more you click on a word, the more help you'll get.

Becoming a fluent reader

As long as you keep reading, you will acquire Sanskrit naturally and subconsciously — no grammar, drills, exercises, or memorization required.

It sounds too good to be true, but this isn't just wishful thinking. This is the majority finding of more than four decades of second language acquisition research.

Anyone can learn Sanskrit. And now you know how!

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