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Shree Samsthan Gokarn Partagali Jeevottam Math


श्रीसंस्थान गोकर्ण पर्तगाळी जीवोत्तम मठ

Shree Samsthan Gokarn Partagali Jeevottam Math

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The first floor on the Chawdi is a huge gallery with a library and museum. The Library of the Partagali Math is considered to be one of the richest libraries in Goa. It contains a collection of very important and old printed texts and books. There is also a collection of handwritten books. Unfortunately, due to the lack of classification and indexing of these books, there is no enough idea. Both Shri Indirakant Teertha and Shri Dwarakanath Teertha were devotees of books. They wanted these texts to be arranged in a scientific way. They were aware that this collection of books in the Math and the collection in the museum is very valuable due to its rarity. But due to their many other occupations, they could not pay enough attention to the library and museum.

The library is said to be rich because it contains manuscripts dating back two hundred years. There are old texts written in palm leaves. The entire Bhagavad Gita is written in a book of the size of a box of sticks. There are manuscripts of the year older than 1698. Sri Manmadhvacharya's Brahmasutradi are all scriptures. There is 1849 Shake handwritten Rhugveda Mantra Samhita and hundreds of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagawata, poetry, grammar, souvenirs.

The present Guruvarya Shri Vidhyadhiraja Teertha's attention has been drawn to this bibliography and he has prepared a list on that subject and has added books. Apart from printed books, there are 880 books in Hindi, 238 in English, 890 in Kannada and more than 900 books in Marathi. These texts are categorized. Apart from this, there are six cupboards full of handwritten books and it is yet to be discovered which gems are in them. Only when all these collections are done in a scientific way will the true value of this library be known. There are poets who have studied Sanskrit in this Math. There are students who have studied M. A. If the tradition of these students is to continue, they should be provided with up-to-date texts to read as reference books. Samadhistha Swami Shri Dwarakanath Teertha and also present Guruvarya Shri Vidhyadhiraj Tirtha had an idea in this regard.

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