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. This collection also includes a growing selection of texts on Yoga.
The Paper Transcripts of the IFP: This collection includes over 2,000 mostly Śaiva Siddhānta texts from the French Institute of Pondicherry, designated by UNESCO as part of the ‘Memory of the World’ collection.
Vedic Manuscript Collections of Gokarna: This collection includes images of Vedic manuscripts from the Aśvalāyana, Baudhāyana, and Hiraṇyakeśin schools, including the private collections of the Joglekar, Kodlekere, and Samba Dikshita families from the temple town of Gokarna in Karnataka.
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 Interface
The Digital Library interface is currently being redesigned. While the redesign takes place, we are keeping the older interface online to avoid any interruption in accessing the collections. Thank you for your patience.