>“The Sanskrit language is of a wonderful structure, more perfect than Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either”
– Sir William Jones, Third Address to the Asiatick Society of Bengal
It is very unfortunate that most Indians lack the knowledge of Sanskrit – That means we have a big chest of treasure, but do not have the key to open it 🙁
A huge amount of literature full of wisdom, exquisite poetry and science is inaccessible to us.
Though my knowledge of Sanskrit is just the tip of the iceberg, typing in Sanskrit, printing out verses of wisdom, etc have been my wishes for quite a long time.
Like Kuralsoft quenched my thirst of Tamil computing, Baraha was the end of my search for a good Sanskrit software, This was created by a gentleman called Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan. He started with Kannada – with an aim of sending emails to his mother who did not read English. It was then extended to other Indian languages too. Though some Sanskrit experts say that certain complex consonant combinations are not supported well by Baraha, it suits most of my Sanskrit typing needs.
Baraha integrates nicely with standard Windows Apps like MS Office. It has a transliteration scheme that allows you to type using the standard English keyboard.
Baraha can be downloaded for free here.