Duration: 1 hr, 12 min
Script: Gautam Chatterjee
Tamil University, Thanjavur: Has a repository of 8,000 palm-leaf
manuscripts and more than 500 bundles of palm-leaf revenue records.
Saraswati Mahal, Thanjavur: It has 30,433 palm-leaf manuscripts and
6,426 books. The Nāvāvidha Nighaṇṭu in Sanskrit and the Telugu
Dictionary, the Kamba Rāmāyaṇam, catalogue of manuscripts
prepared in palm leaves by Mahārāja Sarfojī, 1801 are also shown in the
State Museum, Bhubaneswar: It has rare collections
of about 37,000 manuscripts mainly on palm leaves. One can also see
Buddhist Tibetan texts, ornate tantrik texts, illustrated Vaiṣṇava texts
as also manuscripts made in the shape of sword, parrot and hand-fan,
Library of Utkal University: This manuscript library
has a great collection of palm-leaf manuscripts mainly brought from the
Jagannātha Temple, both on ritual and administration. Some of the
manuscripts are on Daśāvatāra and Devī iconography.
Kedarnath Gaveshana Pratishthan, Bhubaneswar: This
library has some 3,000 rare manuscripts on palm leaves. Some of these are
on the Bhāgavata the Gīta Govinda and mathematics.