What are the best resources for learning Sanskrit?

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    #1Easy Sanskrit Course

    Easy Sanskrit Course
    The Easy Sanskrit Course is a simplified initiation and foundation for beginners. It has been designed in a manner that anyone regardless of mother tongue and age will get acquainted with the salient aspects of Sanskrit language.
    Course

    $125

    Ann Wu
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "The has been a great resource for start to learn Sanskrit. I felt stuck and overwhelmed with trying to understand some of the basics concepts with learning this language until using this course. Now things that were confusing before are finally making sense and I'm making a lot more progress with understanding the language!"
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    #2Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Correspondence Course

    Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Correspondence Course
    Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan offers a correspondence course with a view to impart the simplified introductory course in Sanskrit through Correspondence for the learners of the country and the overseas. The certificates are awarded on the basis of grade marks.
    Course

    $50

    Janet West
    Written on September 21, 2017
    "They expect learners to receive material through the mail and require them to send responses back to their teachers via mail. This is entirely inefficient. I would much prefer an online resource that offers online courses and provides quick feedback that does not require postage or lengthy delays. The website does not seem trustworthy either - the orange color, the old style layout are a complete turnoff."
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    #3Learn Sanskrit Online

    Learn Sanskrit Online
    The site is fun, informal and with audio resources for all beginners lessons, you should be able to make basic conversation in Sanskrit with only a few hours of learning. All the beginners' lessons are free.
    Websites

    Free

    Judith Patel
    Written on September 21, 2017
    "Horrible UI! It's hard to navigate, the lessons are vague, and there is no real support. This whole site feels like it was designed by a child and has no business in the real world. I don't see how anyone could learn a new language on this site."
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    #4Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata: A Sanskrit Independent-Study Reader

    Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata: A Sanskrit Independent-Study Reader
    The most popular story in all of India and a classic of world literature is summarised in 728 verses in the great epic Mahabharata. Intended for students who have had a basic introduction to Sanskrit, this fully annotated edition of the Ramopakhyana supplies all the information required for complete comprehension
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    Gerald Reed
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "I decide to take-up learning Sanskrit as a hobby, and 'Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata: A Sanskrit Independent' has been a invaluable tool. It has given me excess opportunity to learn grammar and syntax, all while maintaining a cultural focus. This is a deep well of knowledge that I will be drinking from for years. "
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    #5Sanskrit Documents

    Sanskrit Documents
    This site shows a compilation of Sanskrit Documents displayed in Devanagari, other Indian language scripts, and transliteration format. In addition to the texts, you will find various tools and links for learning Sanskrit.
    Websites

    Free

    Gerald Knight
    Written on May 3, 2017
    "Looking for proficiency in Sanskrit Documents? This is the place with all the expertise you will ever need. Thousands of tools and documents at your disposal to make your work quick and easy."
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    #6Teach Yourself Sanskrit Complete Course

    Teach Yourself Sanskrit Complete Course
    With Teach Yourself Sanskrit Complete Course, the series brings to life this ancient language, allowing you not only to learn the literary and classical tongue of India but also to be able to decipher Sanskrit text. It also presents numerous passages of original Sanskrit writing.
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    Jeremy Fox
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "Learn one the world's oldest languages! Everyone wants to learn to Spanish, French, or maybe Chinese, but not too many people have the courage to learn Sanskrit. This book will give you a big boost in confidence. If you are looking for a helpful tool in your journey toward Sanskrit fluency, look no further. This book is an excellent companion to supplement tools that you may (or may not) already be using. I am able to impress strangers and surprise people on a daily basis with my Sanskrit skills! "
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    #7Introduction to Sanskrit (Part One)

    Introduction to Sanskrit (Part One)
    Introduction to Sanskrit is designed to open the door to India`s rich spiritual literature. This self-teaching guide presents Sanskrit pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary in simple and systematic steps, allowing students to easily master the fundamentals of this enchanting language.
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    Dong Fang
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "Introduction to Sanskrit was a very educational, helpful tool in trying to learn this ancient language. It is an easy to follow book that even beginners can use. They offer all sorts of helpful ways to learn and have practice tests at the end so you can test your knowledge. I would have been lost trying to learn Sanskrit on my own, but Introduction to Sanskrit really gave me the guidance I needed to start learning. I would highly recommend."
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    #8Samskrit Correspondence Course

    Samskrit Correspondence Course
    This Samskrit correspondence course is designed to help you learn Samskrit in the convenience of your own home at your own pace. It has four levels lasting 6 months each.
    Course

    $4.66

    Russell Schmidt
    Written on August 13, 2017
    "While the result is technically accurate topic-wise, the quality is highly dubious. First off, Sanskrit isn't even spelled correctly in the title of the webpage. Secondly, while the site talks about giving me a certificate of completion, there isn't any accreditation information, so whatever certificate isn't worth the paper it's printed on. And third, I would have expected some online resource based on the original query, such as videos or etexts, but this is a correspondence course which means I still don't have immediate access to the information I need. If I wanted to learn over time, I would have searched for classes at my local junior college."
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    #9Sanskrit Grammar Guide

    Sanskrit Grammar Guide
    An online grammar guide featuring thousands of exercises, more than one hundred lessons, and dozens of images and audio clips, the guide presents Sanskrit grammar in a fresh way without sacrificing clarity, depth, or its enthusiastic spirit.
    Websites

    Free

    Mark Richardson
    Written on April 18, 2017
    "Its alarming how fast and easy it makes to learn Sanskirt , im quite a little slow on learning because if its not fun its not for me i would say but sanskrit grammar guide does exaclty what its called , it guides you through every step . It makes you comprehend , spell , write each and every world perfectly."
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    #10Spoken Samskrit Class

    Spoken Samskrit Class
    The extremely popular 10-day spoken Samskrit classes are routinely organized all over India and in many major countries worldwide. Students learn conversational Samskrit in a two hour class every day over a ten-day period. 
    Course

    Free

    Harry Howell
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "This is very a helpful class for those who are looking to speak Samskrit. It is a 10 day class that is very informative! It lasts for two hours each day within the 10 day time period. You have an instructor who is there teaching you everyday how to learn to have a conversation in Samskrit. These classes are for everyone and they are really fun! You just have to bring your motivation and dedication to learning how to have a conversation in Samskrit!"
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    #11Learn Sanskrit Online CoolAcharya

    Learn Sanskrit Online CoolAcharya

    This online course is specially designed for those who want to learn Sanskrit at home. Learn by watching these easy-to-follow videos at your own pace.  This course is taught by coolacharya.com and held by Mrs. Minal Avachat, a renowned Sanskrit teacher based in Pune, India.

    Course

    $99

    Amit Jadhav
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "Learn Sanskrit Online from CoolAcharya. A Self learning video tutorial for Beginners. 24/7 learning on any device. This course is best suited for students and professionals interested to learn Sanskrit, a classical and ancient language of India. "
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    #12Sanskrit Digital School

    Sanskrit Digital School

    Sanskrit Digital School is a website that offers free study materials online. The site also offers Sanskrit literature, philosophy, and more. Users can also access its catalog of Sanskrit Daily Quotes and its series of mock tests.

    Websites

    Free

    Mudit PANDEY
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "SANSKRIT LEARNER CAN VISIT HERE AND ASK FOR ON DEMAND STUDY MATERIAL"

Summary

Best What are the best resources for learning Sanskrit
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Easy Sanskrit CourseCourse 18 Paid
2Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Correspondence CourseCourse 16 Paid
3Learn Sanskrit OnlineWebsites 14 Free
4Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata: A Sanskrit Independent-Study ReaderBooks 9 Paid
5Sanskrit DocumentsWebsites 9 Free
6Teach Yourself Sanskrit Complete CourseBooks 8 Paid
7Introduction to Sanskrit (Part One)Books 5 Paid
8Samskrit Correspondence CourseCourse 4 Paid
9Sanskrit Grammar GuideWebsites 2 Free
10Spoken Samskrit ClassCourse 1 Free
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