Step 1: Choose a book
Our library is small but growing. It has simple books about children and families. It has books about Rama, Krishna, and the Buddha. And it has books about grammar, too, if those suit your taste.
What you read is entirely your choice. But if you don't know where to start, books with fewer unique words are usually easier to read.
And if you don't see a book you want to read, let us know. We'll be happy to write a book just for you.
Step 2: Click for help
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.
As you read more and more, you'll find yourself clicking less and less. But a clear translation is always a click away.
Click on a word above. Or, change the script:
Step 3: Keep reading
As long as you keep reading things you enjoy and understand, 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!Start reading Subscribe