Collection items

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  • Album of images of Hindu deities

    Manuscript, Drawing, Watercolour, Illustration

    This album is one of two volumes that contain botanical paintings, intricate line drawings and vibrant watercolours of H...

  • Album of paintings inside a Madurai Temple

    Image, Illustration, Cloth, Manuscript

    Thirty oil paintings in the South Indian style, depicting scenes painted on the ceilings of the Meenakshi Sundareshwara...

  • An illustration of Ganesh

    Image, Manuscript, Illustration

    This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...

  • Bhagavad Gita, 18th century

    Manuscript

    A finely illustrated manuscript version of the Bhagavad Gītā, one of the most inspiring expressions of Hindu spiritualit...

  • Bhagavad Gita, 19th century

    Manuscript

    A fine version of the Bhagavad Gītā, the most revered text of Hinduism, from the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. Why...

  • Bhagavata Purana

    Manuscript

    A fine copy of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa in Sanskrit with thirty-two full-page illustrations in the South Eastern Rajasthani...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript

    An illustrated palm-leaf manuscript of the Devī Māhātmya, a devotional text in praise of Durgā. Made in Bhaktapur, Nepal...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript

    An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...

  • Drawings demonstrating yoga poses and the parts of...

    Drawing, Illustration, Image, Manuscript

    This collection of coloured drawings of different postures practised by Hata yogis contains 84 recognised 'asanas' and 2...

  • Mahabharatam

    Manuscript

    The Udyoga Parvan is one chapter of the Sanskrit Mahābhāratā, translated by Tuñcattŭ Eḻuttacchan into a famous Ma...

  • Mewar Ramayana

    Manuscript

    One of the world's most beautiful Rāmāyaṇa manuscripts prepared for Maharana Jagat Singh, the ruler of the Rajput kingdo...

  • Razmnamah: the Persian Mahabharata

    Manuscript

    A Mughal imperial illustrated copy of the last five books containing sections 14–18 of the Razmnāmah (‘Book of war’), th...

  • Rigveda

    Manuscript

    The Rig Veda is one of the oldest and most important texts in the śruti tradition of Hinduism. What is the Rig Veda? Th...

  • Tevaram

    Manuscript

    Manuscript of a compilation of Tamil Saiva bhakti hymns (Tēvāram) from the Tamil bhakti saints of the 6th to 8th centuri...

  • The Brahmavaivarta Purana

    Manuscript

    The Brahmakhaṇḍa, the Book of Creation, is the first of four books which make up the Brahmavaivarta Purāṇa. This text is...