Oriental Research Institute in Mysore

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The Oriental Research Institute (ORI) is an intrinsic part of the University of Mysore. Established in 1916 as the Oriental Library, it was renamed in 1943 as Oriental Research Institute. The mighty ruler of Mysore, Sri Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar, laid the foundation in 1887, while its inauguration took place in 1891. The institute is engaged in collection, preservation, collation, editing and publishing of valuable palm leaf and paper manuscripts in Sanskrit and Kannada languages. It is located in Jubilee Hall, situated on the Krishnaraja Boulevard Road in the city of Mysore.

The institute is a treasure trove, which has preserved some of the greatest works of literature, philosophy, religion and many more. Visitors can see around 22000 palm leaf and paper manuscripts here. In total, there are 70000 works preserved in this institute, out of which 38433 are printed books in various languages like Sanskrit, Kannada, Hindi and English. This institute not only keeps the rare manuscripts safely but also makes them available for research purposes.

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