Gurudev Pujya Shrutaratna Ganivarya Shri Vairagyarativijayji Maharaj Saheb was researching on the “Prasham Rati Prakaran” in 2008. He was using seven different torn copies of the granth written on palm leaves. On observing this, a few of the worshippers inquired Gurudev about his work. Pujya Gurudev explained to them about the history of ancient scriptures and the importance of their critical editing. After understanding the wide nature of this work, the worshippers decided to institutionalise it. This resulted in the construction of "Shrut Bhavan".
The primary inspiration is to pass on the rich intellectual legacy of Jain thinkers to the generations to come.
The research institute named "Shrut Bhavan Sanshodhan Kendra" is run by "Shrutdeep Research Foundation" (SRF). SRF is registered as an Non-Profit Organization.
The institute was established in 2010 for protecting, cataloging, documenting, editing, and publishing of the ancient manuscripts of India, including Jain Dharma.
In Pune, Shrut Bhavan has well planned and dedicated divisions of research centre, cataloguing centre, printed scripture centre and handwritten scripture centre.
THE VAST KNOWLEDGE TREASURES OF JAINISM
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