Scanned Sanskrit Documents
The following links direct to Sanskrit books available online as scans. If you find other websites or links that have scanned documents in Sanskrit, please send a note to sanskrit@cheerful.com. For encoded Sanskrit documents visit main page or list of texts elsewhere.

Digital repositories:


Software to obtain scanned books:

Here are some software programs to download books from the DLI collections.

  • A DLI Downloader prepared by Munish Chandel can be downloaded from dli-downloader.blogspot.in Jun4 2013 posting . It needs only the barcode to initiate downloading and generates a PDF (also adds a barcode on the first page). It is relatively faster than other tools. The latest version also has index of entire DLI catalogue, searchable and one can download a book with right click.

  • DLI Downloader 0.23: The DLI Downloader is an easy to use, comprehensive software solution to download books or selected pages from the DLI at high speeds. It is a one-click install and provides one-click downloads from both DLI sites. The DLI Downloader 0.23 is a completely free, small and fast tool from Prabhu of PR Labs and runs on all Windows platforms such as Windows XP, Vista, Server and Windows 7. The DLI Downloader can also be downloaded from locations 1. No other downloads are necessary. (DLID 0.1 users must install DLID 0.23 afresh.) See also its announcements and an FAQ on blogspot and wordpress.

  • DLI-viewer and downloader by Ajit Krishnan http://www.aupasana.com/software. The utility has a search capability, direct linking, PDF file creation and other features. It adds a page link as footer on each page.

  • Use an "Addon" called "batchdownload" for firefox to download books. Use the DLI-viewer and downloader above to generate a PDF file from the images downloaded using this addon.

  • Use an "Addon" called "downloadthemall" for firefox to download books. Use the DLI-viewer and downloader above to generate a PDF file from the images downloaded using this addon.

  • There is another Firefox plugin BatchDownload that can also be used for downloading series of images. Use the DLI-viewer and downloader above to generate a PDF file from the images downloaded using this addon.

  • ABS DLI Downloader V2.2 by Alok B. Shukla (for his name ABS). The file version 2.2 (1.067 Mb), marked April 2012, is shared at 4shared.com which requires registration. (If you do not want to register, download the file from absdlidownloaderv2.2.rar, renamed and relinked from convenience. Please use your own discretion.) Similar to above DLIDownloader by Prabhu, this also needs only the barcode of the bOok. Not all books are linked from here so check the DLI and compare. Alok has titled it as "Where Knowledge is Free" from a poem by Ravindranath Tagore.


Personal collections:

Several people have collected scans of Sanskrit books from the different repositories and placed them online.

If you have already downloaded books, especially Sanskrit/Marathi ones, and would like to offer them for public use, please send a note with links or mode of transfer to sanskrit@cheerful.com.


Please send a note to sanskrit@cheerful.com for additions.


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