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Ancient Sanskrit Manuscripts at Anandashram Sanstha in Pune Being Digitized

Anandashram Sanstha at Appa Balwant Chowk in Pune was founded by late lawyer Mahadev Chitanmani Apte in 1888 to propagate Sanskrit and preserve and publish Sanskrit texts. There are more than 10,000-odd Sanskrit manuscripts at Anandashram Sanstha and majority of them dates back to the 16th and 17th century. The manuscripts are based on the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vastushastra, Kamashastra, astrology, Ayurveda, creative arts like fine arts, music, poetry and literature and numerous other topics.Currently, National Mission for Manuscripts, an arm of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India is digitizing the Sanskrit manuscripts at Anandashram Sanstha. Laxmi Birajdar Writes in Times of IndiaEach of the manuscripts are being scanned and copied on to a computer. Finally, the pictures files will be stored in a DVD format.

Besides Sanskrti, Anandashram also has 400 manuscripts in Marathi and 400-odd palm leaves in Tamil. Currently, only the Sanskrit manuscripts are being digiti…

Sant Namdev Teachings

You are the Creator,
You alone are my friend;
You, O Lord, are all-pervading.
True meditation reveals You
in all Your perfection;
And the snares of illusion
are rendered ineffective.
Vast and vicious is this mesh of illusion,
Whose intricate tentacles suck you dry.
Sing with all your heart,
the Name of the Lord;
It costs nothing, O Nama,
to repeat His Name.Sant Namdev (1270 AD – 1350 AD) – Marathi Saint and Bhakti Poet