What are the best resources to learn about Sanskrit?

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    #1Ramopakhyana - 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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    Kyle Tran
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "This is intended for those who have had previous knowledge of sanskrit, so it does not seem like a good place to start learning from, though if you do want to dive right in, it does have all the information you'd need to cross-reference and understand the story of Mahabharata."
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    #2Easy 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

    Devansh Rodrigues
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "Oh boy, I need to download Adobe Flash and Reader to learn about Sanskrit. What a country! Even though it's a venerable ancient language, do I really want to use ancient and no longer venerable security risk tools to learn it? I think not."
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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.
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    Free

    Victoria Gilbert
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "If you want to learn sanskrit online, I really recommend this course! Easy to follow and learn!"
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    #4Rashtriya 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

    Evelyn Romero
    Written on December 21, 2017
    "I needed to learn a little bit more about sanskrit and I tried this course. It's really great, especially for beginners!"
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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

    Vihaan Rangarajan
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "Very useful and easy to understand learning tool for learning Sanskrit."
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    #6Sanskrit 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

    Frank Griffin
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "I wanted to improve my grammar, and this website came in my rescue. Sanskrit Grammar Guide explains with clear examples how the grammar works, and it's really a great resource to improve your grammar!"
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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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    Yao Yan
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "Introduction to Sanskrit is exactly as it sounds, nothing fancier than that. It does a nice job of introducing the person to the culture and language of Sanskrit."
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    #8Teach 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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    Jordan Delgado
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "Sanskrit is a very interesting form of writing that caught my attention around a year ago. I didn't know much about it at the time. When I get interested in something new, I always want to learn as much about the subject as possible. I really like to read and the first book I purchased was Teach Yourself Sanskrit Complete Course. The book is very thorough and is a great introduction to Sanskrit. I recently achieved 91.5% in a Sanskrit exam and Teach Yourself Sanskrit certainly helped me to be so successful in my study of the language."
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    #9Samskrit 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

    Wu Gao
    Written on December 21, 2017
    "I wanted the best resources to learn about Sanskrit and I found Samskrit Correspondence Course. It lets me learn Samskrit at my own pace and last for 6 months."
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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

    Tyler Wade
    Written on December 21, 2017
    "This is an interesting course. I took it to better understand my neighbors and co-workers, and as a course, it's pretty good and will get you started on conversational Sanskrit. Note the "get you started" part, as it's technically complete, but misses a good deal of nuance that my neighbor was happy to point out."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to learn about Sanskrit
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata: A Sanskrit Independent-Study ReaderBooks 22 Paid
2Easy Sanskrit CourseCourse 19 Paid
3Learn Sanskrit OnlineWebsites 15 Free
4Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Correspondence CourseCourse 13 Paid
5Sanskrit DocumentsWebsites 12 Free
6Sanskrit Grammar GuideWebsites 10 Free
7Introduction to Sanskrit (Part One)Books 7 Paid
8Teach Yourself Sanskrit Complete CourseBooks 5 Paid
9Samskrit Correspondence CourseCourse 4 Paid
10Spoken Samskrit ClassCourse 2 Free
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