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ANCIENT PALM LEAF JAIN TEXTS TO BE DIGITISED FOR POSTERITY

 



Moodabidri Mutt is archiving and preserving the manuscripts, using Japanese tissue paper. The Dhavalatraya Jain Kashi Trust of the Jain Mutt, Moodabidri, located about 35 km from Mangalore, has decided to go the Microsoft and Google way. To preserve, archive and to make its centuries old palm leaf manuscripts available to a wider audience, the mutt has decided to digitise them. Swasti Shri Bharata Bhushana Bhattaraka Charukeerthi Panditacharyavarya Mahaswamiji of the Jain Mutt, who is overseeing the process, revealed that about 1,500 of the 4,500 manuscripts which the mutt possesses have already been digitised. The process of digitisation has been going on for the last three years.