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  • Illustrated Manuscript
    Illustrated Manuscript

    An illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented by the addition of decoration, such as decorated initials, borders (marginalia) and miniature illustrations. In the... Read more

  • Sanskrit Purana

    The Puranas are ancient Hindu texts eulogizing various deities, primarily the divine Trimurti God in Hinduism through divine stories. Puranas may also be described as a... Read more

  • Tantra
    Tantra

    Tantra has been one of the most neglected branches of Indian spiritual studies despite the considerable number of texts devoted to this practice, which dates back to... Read more

  • Veda
    Veda

    Veda are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest... Read more

  • Oriya Literature
    Oriya Literature

    The original works of Oriya literature like Samhita, Gita, Malika, Bhajana, Janana, Chautisa, Chhandas, Chaupadis, Chitau, Poi, Boli, Padia, Champu, Pala, Suanga, Lila... Read more

  • Silphasastra
    Sliphasastra

    Silphasastra is an umbrella term for numerous Hindu texts that describe manual arts, the standards for religious Hindu iconography, prescribing among other things, the... Read more

  • Jyotisha
    Jyotsha

    Jyotisha (or Jyotish from Sanskrit jyotiṣa, from jyótis- "light, heavenly body") is the traditional Hindu system of astronomy and astrology. It is also known as Hindu astrology, Indian astrology,... Read more

  • Grammar
    Grammar

    The oldest attested full case and tense system grammar of a language from the Indo-European language family. Comparing with Classical Sanskrit, Vedic Sanskrit had a subjunctive absent in Panini's... Read more

  • Ganita
    Ganita

    Mathematics in India has been cultivated in connection with Astronomy. Like the other streams of knowledge, the early references of mathematics, are also found in the vedic literature. The word ‘... Read more

  • Dharmasastra
    Dharmasastra

    Dharmaśāstra (Sanskrit: धर्मशास्त्र) is a genre of Sanskrit texts and refers to the śāstra, or Indic branch of learning, pertaining to Hindu dharma, religious and legal duty. The voluminous... Read more

  • Darshan
    Darshan

    Darśana (also Darśan or Darshan; Sanskrit: दर्शन) is a term meaning "sight" (in the sense of an instance of seeing or beholding; from a root dṛś "to see"), vision, apparition, or glimpse. It is... Read more

  • Ayurveda
    Ayurveda

    Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent and a form of alternative medicine. The oldest known ayurvedic texts are the Suśrutha Saṃhitā and the... Read more