TRUTH ABOUT veD AND DHARM KEEPS ON BEING FOUND AS ANCIENT HISTORY.......
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on April 9, 2005

THE LANDS CALLED bhaart (INDIA)
IS KNOWN TO HAVE HISTORY OF
OLDEST CIVILIZATIONS ON PLANET EARTH

AND NOW bhaart SHOWS IT HAS
 THE LARGEST STOREHOUSE OF
ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS

From Hinduism Today: NEW DELHI, INDIA, March 27, 2005:

Till now it was believed that the number of ancient texts and treaties lying neglected and unseen across the country was one to two million. But officials at the National Mission for Manuscripts were taken aback when they launched a survey. They found a staggering five million manuscripts after their pilot survey in three states, making India the largest storehouse of the "records of yore" in the world. And the count is not the final tally, says Mrs Sudha Gopalakrishnan, the director of the mission. Seven hundred thousands of these are from only three states -- Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa -- where the mission surveys were held.

The interesting volumes they came across include a voluminous copy of the Mahabharata weighing a quintal (100 kilos!) and a meter-long copy of the Quran.

The mission, established in 2003 by the Centre under the ministry of culture to take care of the untended manuscripts across the country, now plans to embark on a hunt for ancient texts in other states like Rajasthan and Gujarat. Last year's search in the three states -- 30 districts of Orissa, 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh and 10 districts of Bihar -- was carried out through a well-defined strategy involving around 2,700 people.

Archaeologists from countries like China and Thailand had visited India a few years ago. Their report contain no hints about such an abundance of hidden manuscripts in India. "We involved students and teachers in our drive to find the olden texts. They then searched the villages in the districts -- their libraries, temples, monasteries and madarsas -- for texts," says Ms Gitanjali, coordinator of the survey.

In Orissa itself around 17,857 manuscripts, most of them texts of tantra, were found. In Unnao in UP about 25,000 manuscripts surfaced. The total of five million in the mission's estimate also includes manuscripts that are digitized and documented such as the 500 manuscripts of the 6,000 stored at the Iqbal Library in Srinagar and 85 manuscripts of 1,000 Kudiyattam manuscripts from Kerala. According to the honorary secretary of Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, Mrs Saroj V. Bhate, the institute is planning to coach around 30 people in indigenous methods of conservation.

The Mission has also identified 3,500 manuscripts from the Orissa State Museum, 4,000 Vaishnavite manuscripts from Majuli Islands in Assam and 6,500 manuscripts from Tamil Nadu about Siddha stream of medicine, digitalization of which began from January 15 this year, according to a report prepared by the mission.

Yet another project of the mission is the preservation of manuscripts with natural agents, in keeping with the climatic conditions of the areas.

 

PVAF BRIEFING ON THE veDik HISTORY OF THE HUMANITY
(By SRii Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry)

In the study of veD one finds the mention of bhaart-vARsh as lands in the domain called pRUthvii-lok. In the universe of which this humanity has been made aware of in the existing veDik texts there are 14-lok or domains where creations exist.

The on-land archeological excavations which only started in the last century in bhaart (India) and some of the recent off-shore archeological investigations off the coast of bhaart indicate that a highly evolved science based civilization existed even beyond 5 000 to 10,000 years in the lands now called bhaart (India) and Pakistan. And even this dating of history keeps on getting back pushed in history as archeological investigations continue.

When one sees the commonality of the names of places, mountains, rivers, peoples in the lands of bhaart to the veDik texts then one realizes that there has to be some relationship of history of creation in veDik texts and the history being discovered in bhaart lands.

The history of creation in veDik texts of puraaANo talks of creation history being repeated in cycles with about 28 to 35 changes in a veDik creation cycle called klp. A klp is 4.32 billion years and is followed by a klp 4.32 billion years when all that was previously created is absorbed back in the Creator and stays quiescent till the start of the next klp when all previously created starts being created once again with about 28 to 35 changes. And this klp cycle is eternal.

In each klp cylce there are 1000 4-yug cycles of 4.32 million years each. In each of the 4-yug cycle creation starts and lives with full compliance to the sciences, rules and regulations of veD and DHARm which provides for just and fair lifestyle based on Truth.  But living by veD and DHARm keeps on diminishing and living by unjust, unfair and unTruth lifestyle keeps on increasing as the 4-yug cycle progresses to its end. veD is the sum of total of all knowledge that is required to create everything and make it operational in this universe. DHARm is the universal rules and regulations by which all creation must live and operate for co-sustenance and harmonious co-existence. No creation can exist or sustain by itself.

Presently we are living in the end-yug called kli-yug of the present 4-yug cylce. And one can see the progressively deteriorating lifestyle based on daily unjust, unfair and unTruth lifestyle. The governments, corporations, social organizations and individuals are affected by this deteriorating lifestyle which can be called an un-Vedik lifestyle meaning life style not based on the sciences, rules and regulations of veD and DHARm...

The time span of end stage of f the present 4-yug cylce is 432,000 years and we are in the 5017th year. The coming years are going to be more un-VeDik....scary for those 25 percent (as per veDik texts) who still believe in living veDik lifestyle presently.

May be the continuing archeological and history knowledge that is being continuously discovered will help the humanity that its existence is as old as each klp and stretching over as many klp as are made known in veD texts ....humanity did not evolve from apes or microbes or some biological soup...humanity is humanity with its own specific and dedicated purpose in the grand scheme of entire creations from each atomic particle to what is seen and not seen...and these manuscripts being discovered is a way to believe this TRUTH if the humanity can decipher the language of these manuscripts - especially the sNskRUt language which means the LANGUAGE OF THE GODS...but along the way the humanity has to understand what GOD(S) means...

And to understand the TRUTH in the preceding paragraph is the primary mandate of PVAF and all its programs including this PVAF web site....Visit all the pages and you will certainly sense that this TRUTH and then living by the veDik TRUTH empowers YOU TO HAVE A HAPPIER TOMORROW THAN TODAY...simply because YOU have slightly REMOVED POVERTY OF KNOWLEDGE in YOURSELF by visiting all the pages on PVAF web site and continuing your study of TRUTH on daily basis.....       

 

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India finds 50 lakh manuscripts and counting

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA: Posted online: Friday, March 25, 2005 at 1252 hours IST : NEW DELHI, MARCH 24:

People at the National Mission for Manuscripts are a surprised lot. When they began a survey to map and document ancient scriptures lying neglected and unseen in numerous pockets of the country they followed an estimate that India had nearly 10 to 20 lakh of them.


The figure they found out after their pilot survey in three states, had shot up to a staggering 50 lakh manuscripts, making India the largest storehouse of the `records of yore' in the world. And the count is not the final tally, says Sudha Gopalakrishnan, director of the mission.

Seven lakh of these are just from the three states-UP, Bihar and Orissa, where the mission surveys were held. And of the interesting volumes that they came across include a voluminous copy of the Mahabharata weighing a quintal and a metre long copy of Quran.

The mission, established in 2003 by the centre under the Ministry of Culture to attend to the unkempt manuscripts across the country, plans to embark on a hunt for the ancient volumes in states such as Rajasthan and Gujarat.

The last year's search in three states - 30 districts of Orissa, 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh and 10 districts of Bihar was carried out through a well-defined strategy involving around 2700 people. "We involved students and teachers in our drive to find the scriptures. They then searched the villages in the districts-in libraries, temples, monasteries and Madrassas for the texts," says Gitanjali, co-ordinator of the survey.

 

From Orissa itself, around 17,857 repositories were found, most of them containing texts of the 'tantric' thought. From Unnao in up about 25,000 manuscripts were procured.

The 50 lakh also includes manuscripts that were digitized and documented such as the 500 manuscripts of the 6000 stored at the Iqbal library in Srinagar and 85 manuscripts of 1,000 Kudiyattam manuscripts from Kerala.

The mission has also identified 3,500 manuscripts from the Orissa state museum, 4,000 vaishnavite manuscripts from Majuli islands in Assam and 6,500 manuscripts from Tamil Nadu about Siddha stream of medicine, digitisation of which began from January 15 this year, according to a report prepared by the mission.

Yet another project of the mission is to embark on preservation of manuscripts with natural ingredients and considering the climatic conditions of the area of preservation.

There are references on preservation of scriptures in ancient and medieval literature such as Ashokan edicts, Kautilya's Arthashastra, puranas, Dasabodhas and the medieval saint literature, Shreenand Bapat, an indology lecturer at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth says in a paper that he compiled on preserving ancient scriptures.

Saroj V Bhate, honorary secretary of Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI) in Pune, says the institute is planning to coach around 30 people in indigenous methods of conservation.

"One of the reasons for bringing the manuscripts from Mumbai to Pune in 1971 was because the climate here is dry. There need not be much done to preserve the documents, except for treatment with tobacco powder and camphor. But that is not the case with the areas in the coastal belt, where humidity is more," Bhate says.

Sudha Gopalakrishnan says they had organised an exhibition and seminar where different regions across the country had exhibited their specific method of preservation. These would be compiled into reference texts and would be used for
preservation works in future, she says.

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