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Rig Veda Written on Birch Bark

This rare copy of Rig Veda written on Birch Bark is kept at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune. Birch bark is the bark of Paper Birch Tree and was used as a writing material from prehistoric times. Date of the birch bark Rig Veda is not mentioned.Related
Rig Veda included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register
Image courtesy UNESCO

Poem dedicated to Lord Shiva by Mahadevi Akka

I have fallen in love, O mother with the
Beautiful One, who knows no death,
knows no decay and has no form;I have fallen in love, O mother with the
Beautiful One, who has no middle, has
no end, has no parts and has no features;I have fallen in love, O mother with the
Beautiful One, who knows no birth and
knows no fear.I have fallen in love, O mother with the
Beautiful One, who is without any family,
without any country and without any peer;Chenna Mallikarjuna, the Beautiful, is my husband.Fling into the fire the husbands who are subject
to death and decay.Mahadeviyakkha