- Title: Indian temple unearths 2,500-yr-old Hindu and Buddhist manuscripts
- Date: 11th August 2021
- Summary: BODHGAYA, BIHAR, INDIA (AUGUST 10, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) EXTERIOR OF SHANKARACHARYA TEMPLE ENTRY GATE OF TEMPLE CORRIDOR BOOK VARIOUS OF HERMIT ARRANGING BOOKS AND SCRIPTURES VARIOUS OF SCRIPTURES WRAPPED IN CLOTHES AND STACKED ON SHELVES BOOKS ON SHELVES HERMIT READING BOOK TEXT IN BOOK HERMITS READING BOOKS ON SHELVES (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) HERMIT, VIVEKANAND GIRI, SAYING: "The library was established between 1867-1880 by then presiding Head Priest Him Narayan Giri. And with the help of the scriptures, I have come to know that the main aim behind setting up this library was to compile ancient scriptures of Buddhism and Hindu religions. Also, the aim was to make the teachings of these scriptures available to all the sections of the society." HERMIT TAKING OUT MANUSCRIPT ON WRITTEN ON PALM LEAVES TEXT ON MANUSCRIPT HERMITS AT LIBRARY
- Embargoed: 25th August 2021 11:26
- Keywords: Bihar Bodhgaya India Shankaracharya Temple Upanishads Vedas hermit manuscripts scriptures
- Location: BODHGAYA, BIHAR, INDIA
- City: BODHGAYA, BIHAR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Race Relations / Ethnic Issues,Society/Social Issues
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- Story Text: An Indian temple library in eastern Bodhgaya town is housing Hindu and Buddhist manuscripts, which are rare and two-and-half thousand years.
The hermits at Shankaracharya Temple said they are still digging for the origins of some of the manuscripts, the origins of some are still unknown.
Hermits on Tuesday (August 10) said the aim of the library, which was established in the 1900s, was to impart the teachings of these scriptures available to all the sections of the society.
The library at the temple also has commentaries from great scholars on all the four 'Vedas'- ancient Hindu and yogic texts of knowledge and wisdom.
Famous Indian scholars like Rahul Sanskrityan, Jagdish Cnadhra Basu, Vivekanand, and Rabindranath Tagore also used to visit the library in search of knowledge, said a hermit, Vivekananda Giri.
A book written by the district magistrate in 1922 mentions that the library at Bodh Gaya monastery was of significant importance as scholars from countries like Britain, the U.S., Myanmar, Korea and Sri Lanka were members there, said a hermit at the library.
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