Over the last two decades, the Muktabodha Indological Research Institute (MIRI) has created a vast online digital library, which is respected and utilized by scholars around the world. Over 2,600 manuscripts have been digitally preserved which, together with many searchable e-texts, are made freely available to Indologists, scholars of religion, and practitioners worldwide through the online Digital Library. Thus, MIRI provides the global community with an invaluable resource for research and study.
The Digital Library includes three distinct collections:
- The Searchable e-text Library
- The Paper Transcripts of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
- The Vedic Manuscript Collections of Gokarna
The Searchable E-text Library: This collection includes works of Śaiva literature from Kashmir and beyond, as well as texts of the Vīraśaiva, Pāñcarātra, Śrīvidyā, Śākta, and Nātha traditions. It also includes a growing selection of texts on Yoga.
The Paper Transcripts of the IFP: These include over 2,000 mostly Śaiva Siddhānta texts from the French Institute of Pondicherry, which have been designated by UNESCO as part of the ‘Memory of the World’ collection.
Vedic Manuscript Collections of Gokarna: This archive contains images of Vedic manuscripts from the private collections of the Joglekar, Kodlekere, and Samba Dikshita families from the temple town of Gokarna in Karnataka, India. These collections include texts from the Aśvalāyana school of Ṛgveda and from the Baudhāyana and Hiraṇyakeśin schools of the Taittirīya branch of Kṛṣṇayajurveda.
A more detailed description of each collection can be found on the Digital Library interface through the “Go to Library” tab above.
A Note on the Digital Library
The Digital Library webpages are undergoing a re-design. We shall, however, continue to keep the existing pages online in order to avoid any interruption in accessing the collections. Thank you for your patience.