The Muktabodha Indological Research Institute is dedicated to the preservation of ancient texts from the religious and philosophical traditions of classical India and to making such texts accessible for study and scholarship worldwide. A core project of the Institute is the Muktabodha Digital Library, an online manuscript collection containing important Sanskrit texts in multiple digital formats, including searchable electronic texts, and a sophisticated search engine. The library holds an extensive collection of Kashmiri Shaivite texts, as well as manuscripts from the Kaula-Trika, Virashaiva, Pancaratra, Shree Vidya, Shakta and Natha Yoga schools. In collaboration with the French Institute of Pondicherry and the Ecole Francaise d’Extreme Orient in Paris, Muktabodha has helped to digitally preserve a portion of the world’s largest collection of endangered Shaiva Siddhanta manuscripts, recognized by the United Nations cultural organization, UNESCO, as part of its “Memory of the World” collection. The Muktabodha Digital Library can be accessed through the Institute’s website at muktabodha.org.
The Muktabodha Indological Research Institute is an initiative of Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, the spiritual head of the Siddha Yoga path, and was established with the support of the SYDA Foundation, the organization that protects, preserves, and facilitates the dissemination of the Siddha Yoga teachings. As a not-for-profit educational foundation, the Institute is financed by private donations and grants.