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Almira 21 in Raghunath Temple Finishes
All 5 Shelves of Almira 21 are digitized now. The Almira is mostly having Karma Kanda Manuscripts with some related to Dharma Shastra and Agama as well. Viewable below:
This Text Devika Lahari is mentionable as it comes with a Hindi Prose Commentary – so once again rare speciemns of Old Hindi Prose :
Devika Lehri With Hindi And Sanskrit Tika 4739 Alm 21 Shlf 4 Devanagari Bhakti Shastra : eGangotri : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Mysore Tour and 3 Sharada Manuscripts from Prof. Filliozat Manuscripts and Other Texts
I toured Mysore in finding repositories willing to open doors to future Digitizations.
Report can be found here:
Mysore Tour of Manuscripts and Rare Books
Most fortunate of all was photographing Prof. Fillioziat’s 3 Sharada Manuscripts one of which is Multi Text and includes Para Trimshika and Svachchanda Bhairava can be viewed below:
All Images in the Mysore Tour Report have been subsequently converted into PDFs and viewable more conveniently below:
Internet Archive Search: subject:”Pictures Taken In Manuscript Tours Including Manuscripts
My Next Survey will be in Chandigarh, Kurukshetra followed by Pune and Mumbai.
First Ever Printed Sharada Texts:
Many thanks to Pandit Omkar Nath Shastriji – whose family has completed an astounding 333 years of publishing Panchang Almanacs from Kashmir – who have very graciously passed us what are the First Specimens of Sharada in Print – from there Panchang Archives.
This is the Oldest from 1928-29
and another one from 1930-31
Shastriji will pass us all his archives and I wish this effort revives the glory of his Family History and Contribution to Learning
Uploads from Kashmir Research Institute, Srinagar
From Kashmir Research Institute , we continue to mine lost and unknown texts in Prints and we have digitized 151 Texts since our Last Newsletter.
This a small hand-written Devanagari Text of Sivopadhyaya called Maha Gayatri Mantra Vyakhyanam – I am certain is unpublished and unknown – he is know for his Tika on Vigyan Bhairava
Scholars interested in Shivopadhyaya’s career can consult one copy of his Vigyan Bhairava Tika in manuscript form that I found below:
This Kashir Ramayana edited by B.N. Pandit in Kashmiri Language using the Persian Script I was glad to recover:
Having found most of his oeuvre including his PhD but some Items still missing such as a hearsay that he wrote a commentary on Paramarths Sara which was actually validated in the Other Paramartha Sara published by RSktS Jammu Campus where in the preface the transalator has mentioned consulting BN Pandit’s translation.
This particular text that I first came to know through the Wiki Page on Shri BN Pandit and was published by JK Cultural Academy, I tried to inquire in the Jammu Office with no avail. Later when I personally visited the Srinagar Headquarters I was told that most of there publications had been destroyed by the floods and there display of the remaining items didnt include this one.
Total 74 Texts were in Urdu with a preponderance of Old Lahore Publications
This few illustrated pages of Vedantic Themes are in both Urdu and Devanagari Scripts:
Pandnama by Shiekh Fareed is a Urdu Literary Antiquity:
This Om Magazine also from Lahore and I know there was some reference to this very magazine recently in a post that had gone viral.
Other Book Antiquities include:
This diagram-profuse Jyotish Text:
A 1921 Text on the Biology of Love according to the Ancients:
Farasnamh Rangeen from Lahore:
1884 Edition of Mahabharata from Calcutta
The 1882 Life of Christ:
Relocation of Manuscripts from Scribd to Archive:
Thanks to blazing fast Internet Connection here in Hyderabad, I have moved all old manuscript uploads from Scribd to archive:
Dharmartha Trust, JK Manuscripts are now at the Second Site for them in archives ( with unfortunately a lousy typo which cant be fixed unless I delete the whole account and upload again:
The Regular Site continues to recieve new uploads.
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Jammu
Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Sansthan, Jammu
4th ICPR Trika Workshop on Kashmir Shaivism in Lucknow on 15-28 Feb Lucknow:
Guruji Prof Navjivan Rastogi is once again organizing the ICPR Workshop on Kashmir Shaivism in Lucknow.
All Details of Schedule/Venue/Subject I have detailed below with the Link to the Application Form: