Manuscripts

 

A manuscript is a handwritten composition on paper, bark, cloth, metal, palm leaf or any other material dating back at least seventy-five years that has significant scientific, historical or aesthetic value. Lithographs and printed volumes are not manuscripts. Manuscripts are found in hundreds of different languages and scripts. Often, one language is written in a number of different scripts. For example, Sanskrit is written in Oriya script, Grantha script, Devanagari script and many other scripts.

Manuscripts are distinct from historical records such as epigraphs on rocks, firmans, revenue records which provide direct information on events or processes in history. Manuscripts have knowledge content.

 

The main objective of the Department is to locate and identify Manuscripts collections in the region through exhaustive survey, acquire and document them through descriptive catalogue, facilitate conservation and preservation and promote ready access to these Manuscripts through digitization and publication. Considering the abundance of Manuscripts in all part of the Hisar region the Department has successfully collected hundreds of Manuscripts by donation.

 

In Hisar Archives there are 563 manuscripts on Ayurveda, Ved, Puran, Tantra-Mantra sastra, Palmistry, Kavya, Sanskrit Vyakaran, Tark Shastra and on Haryanavi literature such as Bhajan, Geet and play etc. The earliest manuscript in Hisar Archives is Karm Vipak dates back to Sambat 1599. Some of the important and rare manuscripts are Prabodh Chandroday Sambat 1774, Ved Vedank Sambat 1777, Kashi Mahatmya Sambat 1805, Vrishti Yog Vidhi Sambat 1770, Nyaya Bodhini Sambat 1842 and Dharma Shastra by Parasar dated Sambat 1896. Besides this there are number of published manuscripts on Ayurveda & Religion. All these manuscripts are in Sanskrit Language and there script is Devnagri. The manuscripts are collected by way of donation. The names of some of the individual donors of manuscripts are as under:-

 

List of donors

Sr.no.

Name of donors

1

Sh.Mange Ram Pujari, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani

2

Smt. Sharbati Devi, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani

3

Sh. Vijai Kaushik, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani

4

Sh. Devender Shah, Barwala, Hisar

5

Sh.(Vaidya) Shiv Kumar Sharma, Sirsa

6

Sh. Haryana Brahmachari Shekhawati Ashram

& Sanskrit College , Bhiwani

7

Sh Om Prakash Sharma, Ghirai, Hisar

8

Pahalwn Inder Singh, Village Khokha, Hisar

9

Sh. Sita Ram Sharma, Village Khokha, Hisar

 

  

LIST OF SOME IMPORTANT AND RARE MANUSCRIPTS

 

Sr. no.

Name of the manuscript

Subject

Year

1

Karm Vipak

Dharm sastra

1542

2

Sodas Karm Padhati

Karm kand

1657

3

Vajsaneyi Samhita Uttarardha

Vyakaran

1843

4

Suryopanishad

Upnishad

1899

5

Dharma Sastra

Dharma Sastra

1839

6

Balkand Adhyatma Ramayana

Ramayana

1842

7

Bhagwat Mahatmya

Puran

1852

8

Chanakya Granth

Nitisastra

-

9

Kaivalyopanishad

-

1834

10

Geeta

Religious

1813

11

Adhbhut Ramayana, Uttar Kand

Kavya

1841

12

Nyaya Muktawali

Nyayasastra

-

13

Prabodh Chandrodaya

Kavya

1717

14

Anjan Nidan Tika

Vaidyak

-

15

Shankh Tatva Mukhi

Sankhya

1849

16

Shrut Bodh

Chandra sastra

-

17

Mayor Chitrak Granth

Palmistry

-

18

Tatva Dipika

Palmistry

-

19

Sulbasutra Bhasya

Ved vedang

1720

20

Bandhya Nidana

Vaidyak

-

21

Bhamini Vilas

Kavya

1866

22

Shatru Jai Nam

Strotra

1840

23

Vristi yog Vidhi

Karm Kand

1673

24

Maha Vidya Strotra

Strotra

1813

25

Shap Vimochan

Tantra sastra

-

26

Nyaya Bodhini

Nyaya sastra

1785

27

Sanat Sujat Vivaranam

History

-

28

Adhyatma Vidyopadesa Vidhi

Vedant

1788

29

Kashi Mahatmyam

Puran

1752

30

Mantra Muktavali

Mantra sastra

-

31

Triopur Rahasya

Tantra sastra

-

32

Prasar Sutra

Dharma sastra

1815

33

Tark Sangrah Dipika

Tark sastra

1821

34

Tark sangrah

Tark sastra

1842

35

Kal Gyan

Palmistry

-

36

Raga (Hindi)

Sangeet sastra

-

37

Pakhand Chapetika

Dharma Sastra

1864

38

Vaidya Jivanam

Vaidyak

-

39

Ras Manjari

Vaidyak

1773

40

Ayurved Prakasa Prakasavli

Vaidyak

1680

41

Tatva Anusandhanam, Pratham

Vedant

1694

42

Tatva Anusandhanam, Dvitiya

Vedant

1693

43

Tatva Anusandhanam, Tritiya

Vedant

1693

44

Tatva Anusandhanam

-

1693

45

Brahma Sutra Vrriti

Vedant

1816

46

Sarja Sundara Dharma Sangrah

Dharma Sastra

1856

47

Sarang Dhar Samhita

Vaidyak

1829

48

Bhajan

Bhakti

-

49

Doha Sakhi

Kavya

-

50

Muhurta Chintamani

Palmistry

1815

51

Gayatri Bhasya

Mantra sastra

1842

52

Shruta Bodha

Chand sastra

1835

53

Ratnavali

Chand sastra

1801

54

Mahimna Tika

Strotra

1785

55

Bhrigu Samhita

Palmistry

-

56

Yogini Dasa

Tantra sastra

1876

57

Prasna Bhairav

Tantra sastra

1797

58

Dandaka

Ved

1833

59

Bhagwat (1 to 10 skandha)

Puran

1825

60

Chaubisi

Kavya

1836

61

Dadu Dayal ki Bani

Sant vani

-

62

Sadhu Vandana

Bhakti Kavya

1836

63

Azad Hind Fauz Ki Tarikh

History

-

64

Pathik Chakram

Palmistry

1821

65

Pakshi Vichar

Palmistry

-

66

Rajaon Ki Suchi

History

-

67

Lagna Kundali

Palmistry

1653

68

Bhut ko Bhagane Ka Mantra

Tantra sastra

-

69

Dharnidhar Samhita

Vaidyak

-

70

Ardha Sava Charna

Palmistry

1738

71

Ingyari

Strotra

1746

72

Upasak Dasanota Bo Artha

Jain Granth

-

73

Ravi Mandalam

Geography

-

74

Naksa

Geography

-

75

Vajasaneyi Samhita

Ved

1868

76

Mani Ratna Mala

Vedant

1833

77

Sanehi Lila

Kavya

1774

78

Muhurtta Muktavali

Palmistry

1773

79

Rogawali

vaidyak

1856

80

Vrattaratnakara

Chand Sastra

-

81

Amar Kosa Vyaknya

Kosh

1845

82

Mantra Mahodadhi

-

1783

83

Dharma Shastra

Dharma Shastra

1850

84

Ras Tarangini

Alankar Sastra

-

85

Pasavali

Mantra Sastra

-