Shikshapatri viewing

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Śikṣāpattrī [Shikshapatri], Bodleian Libraries, Oxford

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Shikshapatri viewing

 On permanent display   

 Admission free

Shikshapatri viewing

Shikshapatri is a sanskrit manuscript, written by Shree Swaminarayan, founder of Swaminarayan Hinduism, and outlines moral and spiritual codes for everyday life. These codes were to be read, heard or venerated daily. Shree Swaminarayan gave this copy to the Governor of Bombay, Sir John Malcolm, to promote understanding between cultures. To this day the book remains sacred, an object of veneration for 20 million followers of Swaminarayan.

The Shikshapatri will be on permanent display from June 2019.

 Location

Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

The manuscript is displayed in the Transept - the space between the two exhibition rooms in Blackwell Hall. Please note, if you wish to view the manuscript the display case must be opened by a member of staff. Please speak to staff at the Information Desk in Blackwell Hall or a member of Security in the S T Lee Gallery.

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

 Admission

Admission free

 Opening times

Monday to Friday - 9am-5pm
Saturday - 9am-4.30pm
Sunday - 11am-5pm

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