Searchable Portals for Pan Indian Manuscripts Databases

Identified 3 as of Now:

http://museumsofindia.gov.in
http://www.abhilekh-patal.in/
http://bharatiyakritisampada.nic.in

 

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Meeting with Dr. Sanjay Garg, National Archives and Some Useful Digital News

Very honored Dr. Sanjay Garg, Deputy Director, National Archives carved time out for us from his hectic schedule and allowed us to bring to the kind attention of the Government the seminal importance of there tiny possessions of Manuscripts.

Several heartening takes from our Meeting:

All Archives will be made online in the next 5 years, portal with work in progress can be viewed at http://www.abhilekh-patal.in
The Team is headed by Mr. JK Luthra – whose kind acquaintance we got to make.
The Two Kashmirian Collections 
128 List of Gilgit Manuscripts and Sanskrit Manuscripts*
which comprises of four smaller collections
  1. Arachaelogy and Research Department, Srinagar      212 Items
  2. Gilgit Manuscripts                                  62 Items
  3. List of Arabic and Persian Books                    43 Items
  4. Tibetan Manuscripts of Rajgarh Library              23 Items
260. Descriptive Catalog of Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Collection of Maharaja Hari Singh**
will be digitized on priority following our Petitions we have been assured.
These two collections are possibly already in Microfilms.

Besides these two which are described in the List of Transfer Subject List in the Main Library, two more recently acquired Collections we were apprised of:

300 Over Manuscripts including Sharada from Late Pt. Krishna Dutt Shastri, Former Vaishno Devi Head Priest. Rough Hand List prepared by Late Satkari Upadhyay, IGNCA.
Sharada Manuscripts received from Shri Suresh Abrol, Jammu

These are in another Division of the Archives and that explained why we could find references to these in the Main Wing.

* Another Listing 352 is basically a Typed List of 128(i) and 260
subsequently enhanced by Lokesh Chandra ji in a newer edition containg many fascisimiles.
Listing 128 is currently unavailable as Photocopies but Dr. Garg has given the In-principle approval for there Digital Upload online,so let us expect it soon.
128(ii) Gilgit Manuscripts Collection facsimiles of some are published in multiple full-Color Volumes including Saddharma Pundrika in replica of the Original Text.
Details about these:

https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/21215/new-publication-gilgit-manuscripts

Dr. Garg also informed us that the Gilgit Texts are in atleast 4 Places with the largest in Delhi. Another lot in SPS Museum, Srinagar, some in Karachi corroborated in
http://www.historyofinformation.com/expanded.php?id=4678, the fourth I missed.

Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University

https://archive.org/details/@kurukshetra_university?and[]=subject%3A”+Kurukshetra+Devanagari+Sanskrit+Collection+”

1). MN-000034_Karma Pradeep – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 44 Pages
2). MN-000036_Kartik Mahatmya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 78 Pages
3). MN-000128_Two Folios of Bhagavata – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 19 Pages
4). MN-000598_Jyotish Shastra Kalyan Vritti of Kalyan Sharma – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 107 Pages
5). MN-000606_Janmashtami Mahatmya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 30 Pages
6). MN-000608_Chhandogyopanishad Shankar Bhashya and Tatparya Deepika – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 665 Pages
7). MN-000610_Diverse Texts includingBhaktiRatnavali_LakshmiStotra_GopalStotra_AndUnIdentifiableScript – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 253 Pages
8). MN-000623_Shri Vishnu Sahasranama of Vedanti Mahadev – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 80 Pages
9). MN-000624_Bhagavat Gita Bharat Bhav Deep Tika of Neel Kantha Suri – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 269 Pages
10). MN-000625_Bhagvat Mahatmya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 100 Pages
11). MN-000627_Naishadh Charitam Uttardham – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 209 Pages
12). MN-000630_Megh Duta Kavya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 44 Pages
13). MN-000631_Panchadhyayi of Nand Das – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 56 Pages
14). MN-000634_Graha Laghav Tika – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 128 Pages
15). MN-000636_Garga Samhita by Gargacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 482 Pages
16). MN-000639_Kadambari – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 480 Pages
17). MN-000640_Nyayamrita of Vyaspati – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 384 Pages
18). MN-000641_Laghu Shabda Ratna of Hari Dikshit – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 216 Pages
19). MN-000642_Laghu Shabdendu Shekhar of Nagoji Bhatt – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 1348 Pages
20). MN-000666_Adhyatma Ramayan etc – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 208 Pages
21). MN-000667_Vani Bhushan Kavya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 102 Pages
22). MN-000679_Yamunashtak of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 23 Pages
23). MN-000680_ Bhagavat Sar Samuchchaya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 84 Pages
24). MN-000681_Bhagavata Gita – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 237 Pages
25). MN-000682_Bhagavat Sapta Shloki – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 20 Pages
26). MN-000683_Vrittasur Chatushloki In Bhagavata – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 19 Pages
27). MN-000684_Bhagavat Mahapuran Sixth Skandh Eighth Adhyaya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 32 Pages
28). MN-000685_Purushottam Granth Sangati – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 21 Pages
29). MN-000686_Bala Bodha of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 24 Pages
30). MN-000687_Siddhanta Muktavali of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 25 Pages
31). MN-000688_Pushti Pravaha of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 26 Pages
32). MN-000689_Siddhanta Rahasya of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 20 Pages
33). MN-000690_Navaratna Stotra of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 22 Pages
34). MN-000691_Antahkaran Prabodh – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 21 Pages
35). MN-000692_Vivek Dhairya Ascharya of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 23 Pages
36). MN-000693_Krishnashraya Stotra of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 22 Pages
37). MN-000694_Chatushshloki of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 19 Pages
38). MN-000695_Bhakti Vardhini of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 22 Pages
39). MN-000696_Jal Bhed of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 24 Pages
40). MN-000697_Sanyas Nirnaya of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 24 Pages
41). MN-000698_Nirodh Lakshana of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 24 Pages
42). MN-000699_Seva Phal of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 21 Pages
43). MN-000700_Sarvottam Stotra of Agni Kumar – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 29 Pages
44). MN-000701_Krishna Premamrita of Vitthaleshvar – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 22 Pages
45). MN-000702_Vallabhacharyastakam of Vitthaleshwar – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 24 Pages
46). MN-000703_Arya of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 21 Pages
47). MN-000704_Gopijan Vallabhashtak of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 21 Pages
48). MN-000705_Nand Kumarashtak of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 24 Pages
49). MN-000706_Pancha Ratna of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 21 Pages
50). MN-000707_Madhurashtak of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 21 Pages
51). MN-000708_Shiksha Shloki of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 19 Pages
52). MN-000709_Nibandha XXXPrakaran of Vallabhacharya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 33 Pages
53). MN-000836_Unidentifiable – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 12 Pages
54). MN-000858_Saundarya Lahari – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 32 Pages
55). MN-000908_Avyaya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 9 Pages
56). MN-001308_Pancha Tantra – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 213 Pages
57). MN-001320_Karma Vipak – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 183 Pages
58). MN-001321_Adhyatma Ramayan 4 Damaged Folios – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 6 Pages
59). MN-001363_Prakriya Kaumudi – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 41 Pages
60). MN-001364_Shabda Kaustubha – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 158 Pages
61). MN-001365_Vaiyakaran Siddhanta Kaumudi – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 316 Pages
62). MN-001366_Bhagvata Gita Mula Matra – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 97 Pages
63). MN-001367_Mimansa Nyaya Prakash – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 151 Pages
64). MN-001370_Siddhnata Chandrika Tika on Tarka Sangraha – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 114 Pages
65). MN-001371_Vaiyakaran Siddhanta Chandrika – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 290 Pages
66). MN-001372_Meghaduta Panjika of Aravsena – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 52 Pages
67). MN-001373_Naishadh Charita with Shri Hari Tika – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 800 Pages
68). MN-003217_Bhagavat Gita With Illustrations – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 425 Pages
69). MN-003218_Anoop Sangit Ratnakar by Bhav Bhatt – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 838 Pages
70). MN-003260_Kuta Mudgara – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 14 Pages
71). MN-003261_Diverse Texts and Loose Folios Including Anga Vidya – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 33 Pages
72). MN-003292_Gopal Shatak – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 23 Pages
73). MN-003294_Shri Krishna Bal Vinod by Nar Hari Das – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 478 Pages
74). MN-003295_Atharva Vedi Garuda Upanishad – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 8 Pages
75). MN-003296_Vishnu Sahasranama With 1 Illustration – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 99 Pages
76). MN-003298_Kala Jnana Jyotisha – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 11 Pages
77). MN-003314_Siddhanta Rahasya Udaharan Partially Damaged – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 221 Pages
78). MN-003322_Vaidya Vinod by Maniman ji – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 132 Pages
79). MN-003323_Bala Chikitsa Hindi – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 124 Pages

Total Files: 79 Total Pages: 11170

Hindi Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University

List of Hindi Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University Collection:

https://archive.org/details/@kurukshetra_university?and[]=subject%3A”+Kurukshetra+Devanagari+Hindi+Collection+”

1). MN-000643_Ramayan Ayodhya Kand of Tulsidas – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 372 Pages
2). MN-000645_Sundar Sagar of Sundar Das Hindi – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 7 Pages
3). MN-000647_Namdeva Parichay Hindi – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 16 Pages
4). MN-000648_Tilochan Ji Ki Parchai – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 12 Pages
5). MN-000649_Angadji Ki Parchai – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 26 Pages
6). MN-000650_Prahlad Lila – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 8 Pages
7). MN-000651_Kabir Ke Dohe – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 11 Pages
8). MN-000652_Shakunavali – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 79 Pages
9). MN-000653_Sukh Dev Leela – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 23 Pages
10). MN-000654_Dhruv Charit – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 21 Pages
11). MN-000655_Kabir – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 7 Pages
12). MN-000656_Kaljug Pachisi – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 14 Pages
13). MN-000657_Kabir – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 60 Pages
14). MN-001307_Jeve vaije Kagan Vartato – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 12 Pages
15). MN-001368_SatSai of Bihari Hindi – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 351 Pages
16). MN-001369_Gutka Hindi – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 388 Pages
17). MN-003220_Mahabharat Ka Hindi Anuvad.pdf , 219 Pages
18). MN-003297_Keshavdas_Damaged – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 86 Pages
19). MN-003319_Chikitsa Sar_Hindi – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 436 Pages
20). MN-003320_Rajneet Ra Kavitta In Hindi by Devi Das – Devanagari Sanskrit Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 14 Pages

Total Files: 20 Total Pages: 2162

Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University

Panjab Digital Library had digitized a small cache of Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University in 2004. We liaised with the Kurukshetra University Administration to retrieve these and publish them online.

A Few are irretrievably damaged, a few whose Titles remain undeciphered.

https://archive.org/details/@kurukshetra_university?and[]=subject%3A”+Kurukshetra+Sharada+Collection+”

List of the 90 Sharada Items digitized is below:

1). MN-000599_Adhyatma Ramayan- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 725 Pages

2). MN-000600_Vishnu Namasahasra Stava From Mahabharat- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 40 Pages
3). MN-000607_Vishnu Dharmottara Anusmriti- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 24 Pages
4). MN-000609_Bhishma Stavaraj- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 32 Pages
5). MN-000637_Sharika Kavach In Rudrayamal Tantra Dashvidya Rahasya- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 15 Pages
6). MN-000638_Sharika Sahasranama In Rudrayamal Tantra Dashvidya Rahasya- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 42 Pages
7). MN-000658_Vigyan Bhairav- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 45 Pages
8). MN-000659_Hansa Sara- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 13 Pages
9). MN-000661_Chandra Vigyan In Chandra Hasa Samhita and Sarva Jnanottara Yoga Shatak and Tandul Stava Raj- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 54 Pages
10). MN-000662_Several Obscure Upanishads_50892-50897- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 62 Pages
11). MN-000663_Vishveshvari Stotra Pradeepika of Prithvidharacharya- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 86 Pages
12). MN-000664_Jnanarnava Maharahasya and Saubhagya Chintamani- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 328 Pages
13). MN-000665_Mantraraj Vyakhya and Mukti Mahananda Vyakhya- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 111 Pages
14). MN-000668_Bhagavata Gita- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 134 Pages
15). MN-000669_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 7 Pages
16). MN-000670_Ashtavakra- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 519 Pages
17). MN-000673_Patanjala Sutra Vyasa Bhashya_Bhoj Vritti_Tatvanusandhanam_Aparokshanubhav_Vedanta Sara_52719-52723- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 341 Pages
18). MN-000674_Partially Damaged- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 48 Pages
19). MN-000675_Partially_Damaged- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 86 Pages
20). MN-000676_Bhairava Sahasranama- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 36 Pages
21). MN-000677_Spanda Vivritti and Anuttarashtika- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 59 Pages
22). MN-000678_Ashtavakra Jivanmukti- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 81 Pages
23). MN-000897_Pancha Ratna of Dharma Buddhi- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 44 Pages
24). MN-001188_Kaul Sutra and 2 Other Texts- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 22 Pages
25). MN-003262_Bhakti Ratnavali with Colophonal Notes- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 294 Pages
26). MN-003263_Jnana Bhaishajya Manjari- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 13 Pages
27). MN-003264_Ashtavakra- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 21 Pages
28). MN-003265_Agama Shastra Vivaran – Shankararya- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 29 Pages
29). MN-003266_Aneka Deva Puja- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 29 Pages
30). MN-003267_Shri XXXX Prakash_Partially Damaged_Text Name Undecipherable- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 132 Pages
31). MN-003268_Ananta Vrata Katha- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 13 Pages
32). MN-003269_Kaivalyopanishad Deepika- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 19 Pages
33). MN-003270_Adhyatma Vidya- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 53 Pages
34). MN-003271_Aparajita Vidya- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 17 Pages
35). MN-003272_Amara Kosha- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 281 Pages
36). MN-003273_Atma Bodha- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 15 Pages
37). MN-003274_Adhyatma Vidya- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 23 Pages
38). MN-003277_Aghora Bhattarak Tantra- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 159 Pages
39). MN-003278_Partially Damaged_Undeciphered- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 125 Pages
40). MN-003279_Shiv Mukh Nirgata Anka Yantravali of Harsha- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 25 Pages
41). MN-003280_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 10 Pages
42). MN-003281_Indecipherable- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 41 Pages
43). MN-003282_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 10 Pages
44). MN-003283_Indecipherable- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 23 Pages
45). MN-003284_Indecipherable and Partially Damaged- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 20 Pages
46). MN-003303_Akhyat Vritti- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 169 Pages
47). MN-003304_Atma Bodha of Shankaracharya- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 37 Pages
48). MN-003305_Amara Kosha with Colophonal Notes- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 557 Pages
49). MN-003306_Partialy Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 95 Pages
50). MN-003307_Partialy Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 24 Pages
51). MN-003308_Partially Damaged- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 22 Pages
52). MN-003309_Ananta Katha Sara- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 19 Pages
53). MN-003310_Patially Damaged- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 16 Pages
54). MN-003311_Laghu Vritti Krit Prakaran Dhatu Sambandh Pada- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 112 Pages
55). MN-003312_Akhyat Prakrana- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 230 Pages
56). MN-003313_Shri Samhita Amarnath Yatra Varnan- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 28 Pages
57). MN-003315_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 6 Pages
58). MN-003316_Partially Damaged- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 19 Pages
59). MN-003317_Partially Damaged- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 41 Pages
60). MN-003318_Ashtavakra- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 50 Pages
61). MN-003321_Shiva Sutra with Notes- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 11 Pages
62). MN-003338_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 4 Pages
63). MN-003339_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 16 Pages
64). MN-003340_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 5 Pages
65). MN-003341_Amara Kosha_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 17 Pages
66). MN-003342_Sharika Kavach- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 13 Pages
67). MN-003343_Vyom Vyapi Kalpa- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 19 Pages
68). MN-003344_Vyom Vyapi Kalpa- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 71 Pages
69). MN-003345_Mala Nirnaya- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 21 Pages
70). MN-003346_Vishveshvari Stotra Pradipika and Panchastavi Tika and Anandavardhini- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 71 Pages
71). MN-003347_Vishveshvari Stotra Pradipika and Panchastavi Tika and Anandavardhini- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 32 Pages
72). MN-003348_Jnanarnava Maharahasya and Saubhagya Chintamani- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 15 Pages
73). MN-003349_Saundarya Lahari with Tika- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 225 Pages
74). MN-003350_Mantra Raj Vyakhya and Mukti Mahananda Katha- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 33 Pages
75). MN-003351_Indecipherable_and Partially Damaged- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 33 Pages
76). MN-003352_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 5 Pages
77). MN-003353_Gana Path Vivritti- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 135 Pages
78). MN-003354_Upanayan Tantra- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 174 Pages
79). MN-003355_Dashavtar Stotram- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 8 Pages
80). MN-003356_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 5 Pages
81). MN-003357_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 8 Pages
82). MN-003358_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 6 Pages
83). MN-003359_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 4 Pages
84). MN-003360_Leelavati- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 146 Pages
85). MN-003361_Shiv Patrika- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 21 Pages
86). MN-003362_Destroyed- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 5 Pages
87). MN-003363_Shat Panchashika with Tika by Prithuyasha- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 54 Pages
88). MN-003491_Paramartha Sara of Abhinavagupta- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 94 Pages
89). MN-003492_Nirruttaravada Upadesh Nilaya of Bhairava Sroto- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 79 Pages
90). MN-003493_Brahma Sandhanam- Sharada Manuscripts at Kurukshetra University.pdf , 28 Pages
Total Files: 90    Total Pages: 7089
Profuse thanks to the Samaritans at Panjab Digital Library and Kurukshetra University.

Some Manuscript Stats for National Museum, New Delhi

So today was mission National Museum, New Delhi through the rare stroke of good luck in meeting the Retd. Archaeologist Cpt. Thakur who was closely associated with the Museum who very kindly arranged my introduction with the Director.

I had a brief conversation with the Curate Mr. Rehman, a Scholar of Arabic – an RTI to get more details is being filed as well  – I got to know a few things:

Number of Manuscripts in Perseo-Arabic Group: 8718 ( 1205 are actually antique Books )

 Number of Manuscripts in Sanskrit and Other Indian Languages: 5425
So Total is: 14143
2618 Manuscripts have been scanned out of which 80% are in Arabic.
Rehman told me that National Museum manuscripts were being cataloged in the following URL with Sample Images for each.
 This above is filtered by National Museum holdings only but Other Museums can be similarly queried:
A filter for Sharada fetched 618 Texts.
 Another random search for Pratyabhijna fetched:
which has Pratyabhijna Pravimarshini by Lakshman, something to check out.
 I also came to know that they have a manual register of there Manuscripts which strangely is marked Confidential. This due to its confidential status is technically out of bounds, remains to be seen if our RTI can get this List which logically belongs to Public Information.
An Excel of certain manuscripts has also been made, I got to get a glimpse and I asked them to search Ishvar, 3 Items showed in that portion of the Excel with Ishvara Pratyabhijna, there would have been more.
A sad fact I learnt was that Govt rates for getting manuscript copies is 1000 Rs/folio !! yes 1000 Rs/folio.
Soon we will meet the Director Mr. Mani – who was very affable on Phone, I will bring these two issues:
Comprehensive Listing should be online ( whatever has been done including that Excel ) and Digital Texts should be at reasonable rates.

Why Government of India Cultural Agencies need to just concentrate on putting all there Heritage Online and not invest in publication, conferences, seminars and other picnic style leisures and resource intensive distractions

This one article says it all:

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2017/08/22/orange-new-green-how-orange-peels-revived-costa-rican-forest

An Orange Juice Company in Costa Rica decided to dump 12000 Tons of there Organic wastes into a barren area and then for reasons, completely forgot about it. Two decades later when they revisited the original site that landmass had become a complete Forest with a vibrant ecosystem that just took one flimsy effort.

Similarly, if GoI Agencies like NMM, IGNCA, National Archives, National Museum, Doordarshan, AIR, Nehru Memorial, NSD, National Film Dev Board and the rest just decide to put all there digital Collections online , global aficionados will assure the Internet of Things Logical Conclusion of that material.

Publishing Books, organizing conferences is like
trying to market yourself using snail-mail in the World of FB and Google,
like walking to work when they have planes and cars
primitive efforts in a World which is hungry for Big Data.

Think Big, think Big Data, Digitize and Dump Online

Awaiting the Great linking of Information, pattern mining, Democratization of Information – the Gift of Vidya to the Multiverse – the flood Gates of Information – the Next Great Cultural Revolution .

 

 

 

Solan Tour to Jyotishmanti Niketan. 2 Editions of Sri Svadhyaya and Other Rare Books

In Solan, I met Trivediji finally – many years since I have been in touch over phone and now a first visit to his residence to dig out old publications of Shri Svadhyaya the Magazine Swami Amrit Vagbhav was very closely associated with.

Trivediji’s Father Hardev Sharma Trivedi was closely associated with Swamijis Career in Solan, HP and he was also the editor of Shri Svadhyaya. Later Shri Svadhyaya became Jyotishmati – completely dedicated to Jyotish and continues to be published by Trivedijis Family including young Rohitashva who surprisingly entered a Field most modern youth are averse to.

Even though I found only 2 Copies of Shri Svadhyaya viewable here:
https://archive.org/details/SriSvadhyayaYear13VE2010SharadaIssueCollectionOfJyotishmatiNiketanSolan

https://archive.org/details/SriSvadhyayaYear10VE2008SharadaIssueCollectionOfJyotishmatiNiketanSolan

and another a retro Evaluation of the  magazine’s past predictions

https://archive.org/details/SriSvadhyayaPredictionsCollectionOfJyotishmatiNiketanSolan

many other Interesting and rare Texts also showed up.

Two 19th Century Texts and One 1933 Work on Indian Astronomy I photographed on the Spot:

https://archive.org/details/HanumannamaNatakBhashaOrShrivarVilas1884CollectionOfJyotishmatiNiketanSolan

https://archive.org/details/GitaGovindAndRadhaVinodKavyaWithTika1882CollectionOfJyotishmatiNiketanSolan

https://archive.org/details/GanakTaranginiOfSudhakarDwivedi1933CollectionOfJyotishmatiNiketanSolan

Images of Select Texts and Shelves can be seen below:

https://www.facebook.com/1537616383159118/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1938318663088886

Noteworthy were

the Illustrated Lahore Hindi Mahabharat in Several Volumes:

 

A Stack full of Chandi Magazines

Trivedi Family has most generously invited me to send a team there for Digitizing all Rare Books – I do feel motivated and in future I will definitely go for it.

The one thing that I missed was a survey of the Local Library which had received a huge portion of  Baghat Maharaja’s (Swamiji’s Patron) Collection – as it was closed due to Guru-Purab.

Punjab Tour 3, VVRI Hoshiarpur

As already mentioned in Punjab Tour 1, most of VVRI, Hoshiarpur’s Texts are now at DAV College. – photocopies of these transferred texts are still available though.

The Sadhu Ashram Campus is actually hosting 2 Institutions one is a College part of Punjab University and the Other is the Publication Wing and may be research also.

Some Snaps I took from there Manuscript Collection and Book Library:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/eGangotrigranthanaam/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1938317783088974

Noteworthy was this Text Samucchaya Sara which seems to be written by Kalhana Son of Vilhan – is this the Same Kalhana the famous Author of Raja Tarangini – the First Work of History Proper from India.

 

Illustrations from the same Composite Manuscript  on Veterinary Sciences:

We found this Text R.K. Kaw’s PhD on Pratyabhijna, possibly the First PhD on Kashmir Shaivism:

 

 

 

 

This a 1794 Text A Narrative of the Operations of Captain Little’s Detachment And of the Mahratta Army Commanded by Purseram Bhow …

 

 

The Single most important takeaway from Hoshiarpur was the fact that all Manuscrips have been digitized. We are planning to approach management to allow us to put them online for them. I hope the Universe will assist us in this.