Digitization of manuscripts
भग्नपृष्टि: कटिग्रीवो बन्धमुष्टिरधोमुखः
कष्टेन लिखितं ग्रन्थं यज्ञेन परिपालयेत्
My back is broken, my fingers don't work and I find it hard to look straight, yet I write this grantha, do the yajna-s and protect it, look after it.
This is what the AchArya who wrote this grantha appealed to the next generations. Bharata had a great treasure of knowledge, when over the last thousand years, slowly as the traditional teaching systems died out as the nation lost its sovereignty, this knowledge got more and more condensed and confined to texts written on paper, palm leafs and various other materials.
A huge number of ancient manuscripts lie uncared for, a great number lying unorganized here and there like pieces of garbage. It is very much obvious that in order to understand what our ancestors have left us, we must begin studying these manuscripts, but given their humongous volume and the limited resources, it is a gigantic task. Also, before getting to the stage of studying, we must ensure that the knowledge must be preserved for posterity, that can be ensured by preserving the manuscripts. That can be done by digitizing them. Vaidika Bharata has digitized very important and rare manuscripts related to shankhayana shakha of the rgveda (read more here) and we also have been digitizing rare manuscripts from all over bharata, we’re currently digitising all manuscripts with the academy of sanskrit research, Melukote, Karnataka.
In past we have worked in the following libraries as well
a) Mansucripts with traditional scholars of Banswada, Rajasthan
b) Raghunath Temple Library, Jammu (in association with the engangotri trust)
c) Panjab University, Chandigarh (in association with the engangotri trust)
d) Shri Krishna Museum, Kurukshetra (in association with the engangotri trust)
Link to Originial Vaidika Bharata Website - CLICK HERE