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PM Modi to Visit 200-year-old Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in UP That Houses 95,000 Rare Manuscripts-Education News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the grand old Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in Uttar Pradesh on July 7.

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Built more than 200 years ago, the university’s library is said to be a treasure trove of handwritten manuscripts. PM Modi is likely to visit the varsity during his two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.Sampurnanand Sanskrit University’s library, which was initially called Prince of Wales Saraswati Bhawan, currently houses around 95,000 manuscripts, written in different scripts, including Devanagari, Kharoṣṭhī, Maithili, Oriya, Gurmukhi, Telugu, Kannada and Sanskrit. “Our library (Saraswati BhawanLibrary) is bracketed among the oldest libraries of the world that have successfully preserved around 95,000 rare manuscripts on subjects like Vedas, Vedangas, Purans, astrology, and grammar. These manuscripts are written in different scripts of Devanagari, Kharoṣṭhī, Maithili, Oriya, Gurmukhi, Telugu, Kannada, and Sanskrit. Of these, some are written on gold leaf, paper, palm, and wood,” said Professor Anand Kumar Tyagi, Vice Chancellor, Sampurnanand Sanskrit University.

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