Preserving the roots of India's scriptural and philosophical traditions


Inaugurated in 1997 by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, the Muktabodha Indological Research Institute (MIRI) is dedicated to digitally preserving the philosophical and scriptural texts of classical India and making them freely accessible to scholars and seekers worldwide.




Digital Library

A growing archive of over 3,000 Sanskrit texts, including more than 500 searchable e-texts from the non-dual Śaivite traditions of Kashmir and other major streams of Tantric literature.


Translation Series

To provide broader access to the wisdom contained within these texts, Muktabodha is supporting scholars to translate selected manuscripts from its Kashmiri Śaivite collection into English, many of which have never been translated before.


The Muktabodha Digital Library Enters Its 21st Year

Nov. 7, 2023, marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Muktabodha Digital Library. In the inaugural announcement in 2003 we said, “Muktabodha plans subsequently to make available, in the form of digital images, thousands of texts, primarily from the Shaiva, Shakta, and Vedic traditions.” Through grace, and the dedicated effort and selfless service of a small group of volunteers, advisors and staff, that goal has been accomplished. To date, the Library holdings include over 3,000 digitized manuscripts. These include more than 500 searchable e-texts which, together, comprise a broad overview of the corpus of Tantric literature. We extend our gratitude to everyone who has offered their time and skills to this noble effort, and to all who have graciously offered their financial support. Together, we look forward to the next 20 years, and beyond.


Texts available through the Muktabodha Digital Library "constituted, for the last twenty years, one of the major resources for scholars of Śaivism worldwide."

French Institute of Pondicherry

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