Last updated: 25 May, 2022

Sanskrit Research Institute (SRI)

The great mass of Sanskrit literature is a literature of human life - Sri Aurobindo
The Sanskrit Research Institute (SRI) is a project based in Auroville working with the Sanskrit language producing tools for education, research and deeper appreciation of Sanskrit. 
We are a small team, volunteer powered and are dedicated to preserving the magnificent heritage of Sanskrit and deepening the appreciation and enjoyment of it for all who wish to learn. 
 Our work commenced in 2011, we have completed a large number of diverse projects in the field of Sanskrit and Sanskrit literature and are currently working simultaneously on a number of new tools. 
 Some of our projects completed till date are: 
Dictionary that is used by around 50,000 people a month, has ~1 million unique words and has received ~1.5m visitors since we launched it. We are constantly improving and expanding the data and interface. That same dictionary was processed to extract all the synonyms in Sanskrit and you can now see the 89 ways to say lion or 159 ways to say cloud or 352 ways to say “the moon” etc. 

A project on Sanskrit roots allowing you to explore a root and see the different words that are formed similar to the root or its various strengthened forms. 
A project on Sanskrit roots allowing you to explore a root and see the different words that are formed similar to the root or its various strengthened forms. 

  • 2015 and 2016 Panini Workshop with Dr Rama Nath Sharma. 
  • A browser based OCR tool for Sanskrit text snippets. 
  • The world’s first Word Frequency Tool for Sanskrit. 
  • An educational game for learning and teaching Sandhi rules. 
  • Taught a computer to speak Sanskrit and linked it to our dictionary. 
  • In honour of Brahmi whose use has spanned Asia, we got our dictionary to output Brahmi if you wish. 
  • We’ve implemented the superb WordNet data courtesy of CFILT in our dictionary. 
  • We made a little online Sandhi tool. We created a tool to touch type Sanskrit and also learn conversational Sanskrit for Windows and for Mac. 
  • We have created a series of Sanskrit posters for the classroom and for home: Sanskrit Alphabet Poster Greek and Sanskrit Poster Sanskrit and Tamil Poster Learning Brahmi Poster 
  • A translation and slide show detailing the 64 arts which is mentioned in various contexts in Sanskrit literature.
  •  An online reference to the English translation of Laghusiddhanta kaumudi by Ballantyne 

No ancient civilization has produced such a quantity and quality of literature as that, that exists in the Sanskrit language whose influence spanned the entire Asia from Afghanistan to the Philippines. 
An online reference (linked to our main dictionary) of Dr. Potturu’s excellent dictionary. 
Many more works are underway and in progress. 
We welcome your feedback of our works and your support. 
Timeline: Our work spans since 2011.

If you would like to support our work please let us know.