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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Rigveda Manuscript in Memory of the World Register

This post courtesy: Smart Indian

Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute of Pune has the honour of preserving some of the oldest Indian manuscripts. Among others, it has 28,000 manuscripts of Rigveda. Thirty of these Rigveda manuscripts have been added to the UNESCO's list of the International Cultural Heritage. Rigveda is considered the oldest compilation of the Indian philosophical thoughts which survived through the singing and listening in a special manner and thus called Shruti (heard). Later on [corrected - thanks to Yatra-Tatra] there was a need of writing it and the first manuscripts started emerging. The 30 honoured manuscripts are considered to be written from 1800 BC to 1500 BC. continue reading


See also related posts from my blog:
  • 10th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL 2007)
  • The invisible Indian library - Thought for the Day
  • Rare manuscripts gathering dust
  • Chandamama gets a snazzier look
  • Islamic manuscripts section revamp on the cards

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