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the Mahārāja (king) of the erstwhile Mysore State, who was a staunch admirer and follower of Hindu values of life, founded this Oriental Institute in A. D. 1891. It was then known as ‘Oriental Library’.
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<small>By Swami Harshananda</small>
Its centenary was celebrated in
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December 1990.
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==Foundation==
When the University of Mysore was established in A. D. 1916, the Institute was placed under its jurisdiction. A committee of very eminent scholars started managing its library and the associated activities.
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The Mahārāja (king) of the erstwhile Mysore State was a staunch admirer and follower of religious values of life. He was the founder of this Oriental Institute in A. D. 1891. It was then known as ‘Oriental Library’. Its centenary was celebrated in December 1990.
The Institute is concentrating mainly on the collection of valuable manuscripts of treatises in Sanskrit and Kannada,
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preserving them and publishing some of them in due course.
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==Growth==
The year A. D. 1909 has been che¬rished in its annals since Dr. R. Shama
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When the University of Mysore was established in A. D. 1916, the Institute was placed under its jurisdiction. A committee of very eminent scholars started managing its library and the associated activities. The year A. D. 1909 has been cherished in its annals since Dr. R. Shama Sastri (Śyāmāśāstri) (A. D. 1868-1944) discovered, edited and published the hitherto unknown treatise, the Arthaśāstra of Kauṭilya (400 B. C.) for the first time.
Sastri (Śyāmāśāstri) (A. D. 1868-1944) dis-covered, edited and published the hitherto unknown treatise, the Arthaśāstra of Kauṭilya (400 B. C.) for the first time.
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At present the Institute has 66,000 manuscripts, with arrangements for micro¬filming them.
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Starting with the publication of the Āpastambasutra (with the commentary of Sudarśanācārya) in A. D. 1893, and the Ādipurāna (in Kannada) of the great poet Pampa (A. D. 941) the institution has so far brought out a very large number of books both in Sanskrit and in Kannada. By A. D. 1979, 127 Sanskrit books had been published. Three descriptive catalogs  have so far been prepared of the manuscripts in its possession.
It has in its library 25,000 printed books also in various Indian languages.
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Starting with the publication of the Āpastambasutra (with the commentary of Sudarśanācārya) in A. D. 1893, and the Ādipurāna (in Kannada) of the great poet Pampa (A. D. 941) the institution has so far brought out a very large number of books both in Sanskrit and in Kannada. By A. D. 1979, 127 Sanskrit books had been published.
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==Achievements==
Three descriptive catalogues have so far been prepared, of the manuscripts in its possession.
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* The Institute is concentrating mainly on the collection of valuable manuscripts of treatises in Sanskrit and Kannada, preserving them and publishing some of them in due course.
It provides a good scope for research work also in the field of Oriental studies.
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* At present the Institute has 66,000 manuscripts, with arrangements for microfilming them.
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* It has 25,000 printed books also in various Indian languages in it's library.
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* It provides a good scope for research work also in the field of Oriental studies.
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==References==
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Revision as of 07:43, 13 August 2015

By Swami Harshananda

Foundation

The Mahārāja (king) of the erstwhile Mysore State was a staunch admirer and follower of religious values of life. He was the founder of this Oriental Institute in A. D. 1891. It was then known as ‘Oriental Library’. Its centenary was celebrated in December 1990.

Growth

When the University of Mysore was established in A. D. 1916, the Institute was placed under its jurisdiction. A committee of very eminent scholars started managing its library and the associated activities. The year A. D. 1909 has been cherished in its annals since Dr. R. Shama Sastri (Śyāmāśāstri) (A. D. 1868-1944) discovered, edited and published the hitherto unknown treatise, the Arthaśāstra of Kauṭilya (400 B. C.) for the first time.

Starting with the publication of the Āpastambasutra (with the commentary of Sudarśanācārya) in A. D. 1893, and the Ādipurāna (in Kannada) of the great poet Pampa (A. D. 941) the institution has so far brought out a very large number of books both in Sanskrit and in Kannada. By A. D. 1979, 127 Sanskrit books had been published. Three descriptive catalogs have so far been prepared of the manuscripts in its possession.

Achievements

  • The Institute is concentrating mainly on the collection of valuable manuscripts of treatises in Sanskrit and Kannada, preserving them and publishing some of them in due course.
  • At present the Institute has 66,000 manuscripts, with arrangements for microfilming them.
  • It has 25,000 printed books also in various Indian languages in it's library.
  • It provides a good scope for research work also in the field of Oriental studies.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore