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  • A Zoroastrian discourse: The Menoy i khrad (‘Spiri...

    Manuscript

    The Mēnōy i khrad (‘Spirit of Wisdom’), a Zoroastrian discourse. Text The Mēnōy i khrad (‘The Spirit of Wisdom’) is an e...

  • 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...

  • Jain diagram Two and a Half Continents, Adhai-dvip...

    Manuscript, Map

    Jains believe the universe is divided in three worlds: the heavens, the middle world and the hells. This is a traditiona...

  • Kalakacarya Katha; two sadhus

    Manuscript

    This manuscript of the Sanskrit version of the Kalaka legend was written in 'nagari' script in 1639 CE at Rajanagara, th...

  • Mahavira preaching from the Uttaradhyayana Sutra

    Manuscript

    The Uttaradhyayana Sutra is one of the most important sacred books of the Shvetambar Jains, who venerate its antiquity a...

  • Mewar Ramayana

    Manuscript

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

  • Pancaraksa

    Manuscript

    This manuscript, a fine calligraphic copy in the Rañjanā script written in gold ink on black paper with ten minia...

  • Rig-veda-Sanhita

    Printed book

    This 1869 edition of the Rig Veda Samhita by Friedrich Max Müller is one of the earliest English translation of the Rig ...

  • 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...

  • Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom in 100,000 Lines

    Manuscript

    This manuscript, now incomplete, would have originally possessed some 1,000 folios. It contains the Śatasāhasrikā Praj&n...

  • The Knox Lalitavistara

    Manuscript

    A finely illustrated version of one of the most popular stories of Buddha’s life. What is the Lalitavistara Sūtra? The ...