Download Free Sanskrit Books from Digital Library of India

The Digital Library of India initiative has scanned and placed online, over 250,000 books on various subjects. They are available free of cost from two separate collections housed at IIIT and IISc. About 20,000 books touch upon Indology, Sanskrit literature and Hindu religious texts, including the Vedas and other scriptures. A lot of them are rare and not available elsewhere and come from many places like the TTD/RSVP Sanskrit university at Tirupati, Sringeri Math etc. PR Labs has been providing free software to easily find and download rare books from the DLI. One click install- One click downloads. You can directly get neatly formatted Adobe PDF books using this program.

DLI Downloader uses a smart downloading engine and has a number of new optimization, data integrity and fault tolerance features in order to cope with the servers of DLI sites.

For further details, visit http://dlidownloader.wordpress.com/ or http://www.dlidownloader.blogspot.com/

If you find any bugs, please email: dli.downloader[[at]]yahoo.com

Links to download DLI Downloader

www.sanskritdocuments.org/scannedbooks/dlidownloader OR  from here


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Download Free Sanskrit Books from Digital Library of India — 160 Comments

  1. This blog is a terrific resource for anyone who wants to learn or work with Sanskrit. Thank you for putting this up. It has really helped me tremendously. Keep up the good work.

    • Surjeet,

      You may follow the instructions given below.

      1. Visit the blog http://dlidownloader.wordpress.com/ and download the software “DLI Downloader”.
      2. Install it in your computer. Pl read the instructions given at the blog and also the manual carefully.
      3. Now, you may go to Digital Library of India – Hyderabad centre (http://dli.iiit.ac.in/) or Bangalore centre (http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/index.html.en)
      4. Search for the books by selecting your desired language, title, author’s name, etc.
      5. Now, you may download with the DLI Downloader any book of your choice by copying and pasting the bar code and selecting the DLI Centre.

      I hope this info is sufficient for your purpose.

      • I tried downloading a few sanskrit books with DLI downloader…but it was downloading it in the .tif (image) format instead of pdf and also it is downloading every single page separately. Please suggest me a way out.
        thank you

        • Vijaya Krishna Rani,

          DLI downloader downloads each pages as a TIFF image and then converts them into a single PDF in the end. Did you wait till the download was complete? If so, you would have seen this. The PDF is added to the destination folder of your choice. Please refer to the help file for details.

          I am using a batch-download software to download the images and use Adobe Acrobat Pro to convert them into a single PDF. The DLI Server is containing only scanned images of each page of the book. So, there is no other way. When you use a software such as DLI Downloader, it does all the work. That is the only difference.

    • Sharat Bhat,

      Chandogya Brahmana is available at DLI (Digital Library of India) which has a very vast collection of Sanskrit books. Only problem is that the titles are wrongly spelt by the data entry workers. The meta data of the book is:
      chhaandoogyabraahmand-amuu., 2990100072904. shrii durgaamoohanabhat’t’aachaaryaind-a. 1958. sanskrit. LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE. 256 pgs.

      You could download it using DLI Downloader (which could be located through Google search). Please write to me if you find it difficulty to get the book the DLI.

  2. I am looking for e-sanskrit books sites for
    downloading of ancient sanskrit astrologic
    classics. Please help
    many thanks
    N.Balsubramanian

    • Balasubramanian,

      The best and largest source is DLI (Digital Library of India). There are lots of astrology books at archive.org too. If you know the titles, you may search these two sites and download books to your content. You could make use of DLI Downloader for downloading books from DLI.

  3. सुप्रभातम्,
    मान्यवर मै संस्कृत अघ्ययन कर रहा हूँ। मुझे हिन्दी से संस्कृत वाक्य रुपांतरण करने के लिये मुझे अभ्यास पुस्तिका को जोकि उत्तर सहित हो,कोई लिंक बताऐं।
    आपका
    आभारी

  4. Dadhiram,

    You might find these books at DLI – dli.gov.in. You will have to search there and after you locate the books, you could download them using DLI Downloader. DLI Downloader is a free software for downloading books from DLI (Digital Library of India. This software can be downloaded from aupasana.com

    • Venugopal,

      Vedas and most of the Vedic literature is not yet available on the internet for free use. Only the following are available online.

      1. Krishna Yajurveda – yajurveda malayalam
      2. Upanishads with Sankara Bhashya – sreyas.in

      Malayalam translations of the Vedas are available in print. One that I remember immediately is “Chaturveda Samhita” published by Arshanadam Publishers contains all 4 Vedas with Malayalam translation by Acharya Narendra Bhushan. You may contact them at the following address.

      Arshanadam Publishers
      P.O. Box 28 Changannur 689 121 Kerala Ph. 0479-2452636, 9446314343

    • Madhu Sudan Badal,

      Puranas in Hindi are available at http://www.vedpuran.com/
      It would be easier if you select any one Purana to start with. It may take many months to completely read one Purana. All Purana’s together have 4,00,000 slokas (verses) in them. It will come to thousands of pages.

  5. DLI downloader can’t be used in mobiles. I am using Samsung galaxy ace plus set. I am very much interested in studying indian spiritual sanskrit books with english/kannada translation

    • Dr Krishnamoorthy,

      We can read DLI books by using mobile phones too. I have not tried it. But, I am pretty sure that it must be possible if you install a TIFF viewer in your handset. Have you tried Alok Shukla’s software at http://alokshukla.wordpress.com/tag/abs-dli-downloader/

      If that too does not work, you can try a batch-download manager like IDM or Mozilla Firefox add on like ‘batch download’ or ‘down them all’.

      Another site with a large collection of Hindu scriptures is archive.org. There we download ebooks in mobi and other ebook formats.

  6. Is there any software to download books from Digital library of India for android?that link u suggested didn’t give that.

  7. can anybody help me from where i can download free this रसरत्नाकरम्_{रसायन खंडम्} book. Pls help..

  8. namaste thank you very much for your link
    one more thing is the hanumannataka which edited by daamodara mishra has 14 ankaas and the mahanataka by madusoodana mishra has 9 ankaas
    so if you have a link about hanumannataka in sanskrit pls send me
    once again thank u very much bhoyo bhoyaha dhanyavaaadaahaa

  9. sir, please help me find the book sahitya darpan by vishwanath in sanskrit.I want to download it.

  10. SARVEBYAHA MA NAMASKARAHA,

    i WISH INTRODUCE as sahitya acharya from
    R.S.VIDYAPEEDA .TIRUPPATHI. I USED TO FREE LOAD sNSKRIT BOOKS.OFLATE I found the free sanskrit sites are more contaminated polluted by MEDIA FIRE meanminded commercial webdwellers. please see
    that SANSKRIT LANGUAGE IS THE HOLIEST LANGUAGE.Commercial meanminded money minded rascals should not be let to spoil
    sanskrit language sanctity.please join me to condemn such nonsense to take place in our website.

    I COULD NOT DOWNLOAD V.P APTE’S CONSICSE SANSKRIT DICTIONARY BECAUSE OF COMMERCIALS FROM USELESS MEDIAFIRE WEB HACKERS.

    REGARDS TO ALL SANSKRIT LOVERS,
    B.Balakrishnaha.Coimbatore.Tamil nadu.

  11. Terrafic Job.. plz help me on getting books like , Pracheen bharat ke ithias, Books related to River ,,,”Nadi”.

  12. नमस्कार
    मै संस्कृत की PDF मे उत्तर मध्यमा द्वितीय वर्ष की सभी पुस्तके चाहता हूँ
    कृपया आप मुझे बताइए

  13. namaskar sir,
    sir may hindu pooja se realted book chata ho or koi new artical jo hamaare pooja se related ho.
    iske liya kon site ha?sastri ke sylabas ki book ke naam ebook kya avilable ha?
    kya email update bhi uplabad ha?
    batane ki kripa kare
    my email id-haritgkumar@rediffmail.com

  14. Om tat Sat Om,
    hum sanskrit me MAHABHARAT padne ke lie betapp hoon. par mujhe bilkul nehi aata. please somebody help me…

  15. Respected Sir / Madam,
    Thank you for this great jobh.
    Please help me find Mahavakya Ratnavali of Baba Shri Shri Tailanga Swami.
    With regards.

    • Mishraji,

      Your question is not clear. There are thousands on books on Karmakanda and Tantra. Please provide names of the books, if you are a scholar. Or if you are only starting to read such books, you can begin with introductory texts like ‘Kyon’ by Madhavacharya Sastri or “Catechism of Hinduism” by Srisa Chandra Vasu. I will try to help you if you provide details.

  16. i want some book about manuscriptology(english version).
    1)the origin and development of alphaber:b.l.ulmann.
    2)the origin of writing: h.j.martin

  17. I am happy that several books can be perused without going to a library.
    I am interested in three books:-
    1. Vasudeva Samhita
    2. Pranava Kalpatharu
    3. Ghanta SwaduRachana

    I will be greatly obliged if somebody can guide me to some site where it is available

    • Anjali,

      I am not sure if Satapatha Brahmana with Hindi tika is completely available on the internet. Parts of it are available at Digital Library of India. You can download them using DLI Downloadaer.

  18. Namaste
    I am searching for W.Caland’s books on Vaikhanasa Gruhya sutram and Smartha sutram.Published by Asiatic society of Bengal

    Kindly help us Thank you.

  19. श्रीयुत,
    नमो नमः
    भवतां कार्यमेतदतीव महत्त्वपूर्णमस्ति . भारतीयसंस्कृतिसन्स्कृत्योः समुद्धरणाय महद्यत्नः प्रशन्सनीयः.
    भगवतीं वीणाधारिणीं प्रति विशेषेण प्रार्थे प्रदानायैतादृशीं शक्तिं महति भवद्कृते .
    पुनः पुनः धन्यवादः .

  20. Dear sir/madam

    Namaskar,
    i am looking for historical sanskrit novel”Shivarajvijaya”by Ambicadatta Vyasha in Hindi translation.Would you help me?
    waiting for your response.

    • Yograj,

      Several editions of Sivarajavijayam is available at Digital Library of India. Links are given below. One of them has Hindi translation of a few chapters. Last two links are of editions with complete Hindi translation. But, their scan quality is very poor.

      Shivaraj Vijay Etihasik Upnyas., 99999990077599. Vyas, Srimadmbhikadatt. 1956. sanskrit. Literature. 752 pgs.
      Shivaraj Vijay Etihasik Upnyas., 99999990303602. Vyas, Srimadmbhikadatt. 1956. sanskrit. Literature. 752 pgs.
      shivaraj_vijay., 2020010007634. p.jetendriya_charya. 1952. sanskrit. NULL. 608 pgs.
      Shivraj vijay., 99999990248886. Bhagwan Das. 0. sanskrit. Sanskrit Sahitay. 662 pgs.
      Shivraj Vijay (1940)., 99999990822299. Shastri Pandit Shri Ramjipanney.. 1940. sanskrit. . 649 pgs.
      Shivrajvijay Gadhkavyam., 99999990077441. XXXX. 1960. sanskrit. Literature. 593 pgs.
      Shivrajvijay Gadhkavyam., 99999990303444. XXXX. 1960. sanskrit. Literature. 593 pgs.
      Shivraj Vijay (1950)., 99999990822300. sastri Pandit Sri Ramjipanney.. 1950. sanskrit. . 122 pgs.
      Shivraj Vijay Aalochana Bhag., 99999990076629. Pant, Sridhar Prasad. 1958. hindi. Literature. 398 pgs.
      Shivraj Vijay Aalochana Bhag., 99999990302632. Pant, Sridhar Prasad. 1958. hindi. Literature. 398 pgs.
      Shivraj Vijay Komudi., 99999990294388. Divnarayan. 1956. hindi. History. 292 pgs.
      Shivraj Vijay Part- I., 99999990294662. Pt. Shri Ramji . 1872. sanskrit. Literature. 341 pgs.
      Shivraj Vijay Part- III., 99999990294663. Pt. Shri Ramji . 1872. sanskrit. Literature. 434 pgs.
      Sivraj-Vijay-1., 99999990310597. Pandit Shree Ramji. 1946. hindi. Literature. 224 pgs.
      Sivraj-Vijay-2., 99999990310596. Pandit Shree Ramji. 1946. hindi. Literature. 302 pgs.

    • Anjali,

      This sloka is included as 194th verse in Subhashita Ratna Sandoha of Amitagati published by Nirnayasagar Press in 1903 as Kavyamala no. 82. You can download it from Kavyamala collection available in this site.

  21. thanks for the great source of sanskrit literature. please tellme from where i can get the pdf of “gaytri rehasya bhasha” and “rasraj mahodadi (pancho bhag)”

    • Bharat,

      I think ‘Gayatri Rahasya Bhasha’ is copyrighted. I could not find it anywhere on the internet for free download. Some parts of Rasa Raja Mahodadhi’ are available at DLI. Please search there.

  22. namskar muje avadha vihari tripathi rachit brehad vakahadachakr namki pustak sanskrit slok sahit sanskri harthme chahiye krupiya pdf kahase dawoonlod hogi vo bataye.

  23. i am pavankumar from davangere.i am purohith astrologer.sanskrit sahithya done in sadvidya sangeevini samskrutha mahapatashala srimath sringeri.i want old sanskrit books of astrology and tantrik

  24. Respected sir, i want Hridayabodhika of Shri das pandita, a commentary of Ashtanghridaya (Vaghbhata). The book is publised in 3 parts from Kerala. The 1st part is now unavailable which has published in 1940 by Director of Ayurveda, work under university manuscripts libraray. 2nd part available, edited by dr. P. K. Narayan Pillai and publised by Trivandrum Sanskrit Series No 155 and 3rd part universy of kerala edited by K.Raghvan Pillai in 1962. I want 1st part for Research on Commentary so plz help me. My contact Number 08855968982

    • Sir,

      I could not locate volume 1 of Ashtangahridaya with Hridayabodhika vyakhya. I will keep looking for it and let you know if find it.

  25. नमस्कार श्रीमान मे पी एच डी करना चाहता हूँ संस्कृत साहित्य से आचार्य तथा नेट एम फिल उत्तीर्ण हूँ कोई संस्कृत साहित्य की नई रचना बताओ जिस पर शोध कर सकूँ ब भवदीय -किशन गोपाल मीना

  26. नमस्कार मैं ज्योतिषी नौटियाल , मैं आपके द्वारा जताक्पध्ती प्राप्त करना चाहता हु अप्का
    धन्यावाद

    • श्री नाटियाल,

      नमस्कार, “जातकपद्धति” डिजिटल लायब्ररि आफ इंडिया में उपलब्ध है। उसका बारकोड 2020010005454 है. डी. एल. आय. डौणलोडर नामक सोफ्टवेयर द्वारा आप उस पुस्तक डाऊणलोड कर सकते हैं। नीचे दिये गये वेबसायट पर वह सोफ्टवेयर उपलब्ध है।
      http://www.shunya.co.in/2013/04/digital-library-of-india-httpwww.html

  27. I want the rare books of phalitajyotish and siddhantajyotisha. if do you know about these books pls mail me the webadress

  28. mamonamah,,aham AAGAMA SASTRASYA ITIHASAH tatha SAIVA AAGAMA bisaye pathitum icchami,,krpata marhadarshanam kurvantu…..Durga Prasad

  29. please help me find the books (in English) that expressed gender roles through sanskrit proverbs, maxims and popular sayings.

  30. अह‌‌‍ं नेपालदेशीयः । अहं सामवेदस्य ताण्ड्यमहाब्राह्मणम् (पञ्चविंशब्राह्मणम्) सति सम्भवे सायणाचार्यविरचितभाष्यसहितं पठितुमिच्छामि । अस्य कृते किं कर्तव्यं स्यादिति अपेक्ष्यते ।

    • Rishi Ram Regmi,

      Tandya Mahabrahmana with Sayana Bhahsya published by Asiatic Society in 1870 & 1874 in 2 volumes is available at Digital Library of India. It can be download in pdf format using DLI Downloader which can be freely downloaded from http://dli-downloader.blogspot.in/2013/04/fast-dli-downloader-tool-to-download.html

      Barcode, etc of the books at DLI are given below.

      Tandya Mahabrahmanam vol. 1., 4990010209032. Vedantavagisa, Anandachandra, ed.. 1870. sanskrit. RELIGION. THEOLOGY. 964 pgs.
      Tandya Mahabrahmanam vol. 2., 4990010209033. Vedantavagisa, Anandachandra, ed.. 1874. sanskrit. RELIGION. THEOLOGY. 900 pgs.

  31. hello .. I need परमेश्वरकृत वाक्यप्रदीपिका of अष्टांगहृदयम्. please help me. pdf or book also do.. please send me link or address where I can get it.. please

    • As per worldcat.org Ashtanga Hridayam with Vakya Pradipika was published in 1950 (?) by N.S. Mooss from Kottayam, Kerala. Its soft copy could not be found anywhere on the internet. I have no idea if this edition is still in print. But you can access copies of this edition from libraries. It is available in several libraries in US & UK as per http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7976464

  32. नमस्ते श्रीमन् !

    कथं प्रापणीया भृगुसंहिता खलु ? ममान्तरजालनिर्देशं प्रतिलिखतु यथाशीघ्रं कृपया |

  33. I am looking for any book on english which deals or studies on any sanskrit poet like kalidasa etc and whose hindi translation has not been made. Originally written in english about sanskrit literature easily available in the market or enternet.

  34. Dear Sir,
    I wanted to learn SANSKRIT, but I do not know any thing about, Please guide me.
    Sincerely,
    Prakash

    • Prakash,

      Samskrita Bharati’s courses are ideal for beginners. There is a 10 days’ Sambhashana course in which the participants are taught preliminaries of Sanskrit conversation. Then there is Gita Sopanam course in which Sanskrit is taught using Bhagavad Gita.You van visit Samskrita Bharati website and find out their nearest teacher centre for further details.
      http://samskritabharati.in/

  35. Dear sir,
    I am preparing UGC NET exam for Sanskrit Traditional Subject(code73) but I do not find the suitable syllabus books
    1.nanyavyakaran
    2.mimansadarshan
    3. navyanyayadarshan
    4. sankhyayoga
    5.tulnatmakdarshan
    6.shuklayajurveda
    7. madhvavedant
    8. dharmashastra
    9. sahityam
    10. puranetihas
    11. aagam
    12. advetyavedant
    Is there any book for the Net Exam which has above subject.
    Thank You

  36. सादर प्रणाम महोदय
    मुझे गोपथ ब्राह्मण और सत्पथ ब्राह्मण ग्रन्थ संस्कृत रूपांतरित हिंदी पुस्तक की आवश्यकता है यदि मिल जाय तो आप का आभारी रहूँगा ।
    धन्यवाद

    • Vishnu Dev,

      Gopath Brahman and Satapath Brahman with Hindi commentary are available at Digital Library of India. Details are given below.
      Atharvavedasya Gopathbramhanam., 5990010118728. Pundit Badriprasad sharma. 1924. hindi. Literature. 708 pgs.
      Satapatha Brahmanam Vol-I., 99999990320710. Upadhyaya,Ganga Prasad. 1970. sanskrit. Devotional. 966 pgs.
      Satapatha Brahmanam Vol-II., 99999990292518. Upadhyaya,Ganga Prasad. 1969. sanskrit. Devotional. 931 pgs.
      Satapatha Brahmanam Vol-II., 99999990320709. Upadhyaya,Ganga Prasad. 1969. sanskrit. Devotional. 931 pgs.
      Satapatha Brahmanam Vol-III., 99999990292520. Upadhyaya,Ganga Prasad. 1970. sanskrit. Devotional. 854 pgs.

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