There are many good online resources for looking up Sanskrit words, finding books on the subject and finding help with pronunciation. We’ve listed some of the best and classic resources on the language.
1. The Monier-Williams Online Sanskrit Dictionary
2. Online Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide by Tilak Pyle
A resource for Yoga teachers and students interested in learning how to better pronounce and understand the Sanskrit words that we use and encounter in our classes, conversations, texts, and teachings. Here you will find these Sanskrit words in the original Devanagari script, the corresponding transliteration, English translations of the terms and their roots, and streamable audio files of these words being pronounced.
3. Asana dictionary by Tilak Pyle
5. English Sanskrit Dictionary app
This is English Sanskrit Dictionary and Sanskrit English Dictionary (आङ्ग्लभाषा ंस्कृत भाषा निघण्टु). The Dictionary is OFFLINE and does not need the internet connection. English Sanskrit Dictionary database will be downloaded when the application is run first time. They recommend you to use Wi-Fi connection.
1. History – every word you ever viewed is stored in history.
2. Favorites – you are able to add words to favorites list by clicking the “star” icon.
3. Managing History and Favorites lists – you are able edit those lists or clear them.
4. Various Settings – you may change application’s font and theme (choose one of several color themes).
5. Word spelling, using Text-To-Speech module (requires internet connection). Powered by iSpeech®.
6. Context word search – click any word in translation article and search for it’s translation.
7. Random word of the day widget. To see the widget in the list the application must be installed to phone memory (dictionary database may be installed anywhere).
6. Dictionary of Sanskrit Names by the Integral Yoga Institute
A comprehensive list of beautiful, ancient Sanskrit names with their significance and spiritual meanings. Numerous references to classical scriptures of India are included to help in research and further study of a name. The special qualities implied by each name are highlighted with cross-references to other names having the same quality.
7. The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman, published by Sounds True.
Learn how to read, write and pronounce over 200 asana names and over 300 Sanskrit terms relating to Yoga. Includes 7 chants, asana names in alphabetical order and separate tracks for Ashtanga sequences.
8. 108 Sanskrit Flash Cards with CD by Nicolai Bachman
Learn how to read, write and pronounce the Sanskrit alphabet. 108 color-coded cards with accompanying audio CD specifically designed to organically step you through the letters in alphabetical order leading up to words.