Centre for
Sanskrit & Indology Research

Chennai-based private, non-profit organization established in 1945 to conduct world-class research in Sanskrit literature and history, cultures, and religions of India

KSRI Library
In-house & Online

The Library is comprised of nearly 60,000 books and 1,500 Palmleaf Manuscripts on variety of Sanskrit and Indological subjects like Dance and Music, Epigraphy, Ethics, Law, Language and Literature, Philosophy and Ayurveda.

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उत्साह सम्पन्नमदीर्घसूत्रं
क्रिया विधिज्ञं व्यसनेष्वसक्तम्।
शूरं कृतज्ञं दृढसौहृदं च
लक्ष्मीः स्वयं याति निवास हेतोः॥
Goddess Lakṣmī or wealth is attracted to one who is endowed with enthusiasm; who does not procrastinate, who plans his actions and executes them as per the plan, who is not overwhelmed with offerings, who is valourous, never forgets the timely help rendered by others and who has loyal friends.

Founded in the fond memory of Mm. Prof. S. Kuppuswami Sastri

Founded in the fond memory of

Mm. Prof. S. Kuppuswami Sastri

KSRI Since 1945

Mm. Prof. S. Kuppuswami Sastri was a Sanskrit Scholar of repute in India during his time and had devoted his life time to study of Sanskrit and Indology. He was a Professor, Editor and Author in Sanskrit Language and of Sanskrit heritage in other languages. He was a well know literary figure of yesteryears in India and abroad after India.
KSRI was established in 1945 as a fitting tribute to him and his contributions to Sanskrit heritage and related Indology.

Vision & Mission

Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute Vision and Mission

KSRI
Vision Statement
We at KSRI

"Preserve"

the knowledge of Sanskrit and related Indology

Preserve - in true sense of establishing - the vast heritage, wisdom and culture that the knowledge of Sanskrit and related Indology delivers to humanity;

Preserve - in True sense of institutionalizing - to ensure that the sphere of Sanskrit and Indology knowledge gets stronger and more enterenched with every passing day;

Preserve - in true sense of perpetuity - to pass on to future generations a robust, sound, modern and likerable knowledge base of Sanskrit and Indology; and enjoyable communication of the same;

Preserve - in true sense of consolidation - to make the world Sanskrit society larger.

KSRI
Mission Statement
We at KSRI
in pursuit of our stated vision will strive to make the Institute a preferred centre of learning in India for Sanskrit language and related Indology.

We will strive to achieve this mission by being a competent centre for actively pursuing, promoting and facilitating in Sanskrit language and related Indology.

Original research

Propagation

Publications and modern communication

Scholars gateway

Library and collection of precious manuscripts; encourage continuous and greater usage of the same

Teaching and Doctorate program support

Affiliations

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संनिकर्षोऽत्र मर्त्यानामनादरणकारणम् ।
गाङ्गं हित्वा यथान्याम्भस्तत्रत्यो याति शुद्धये ॥
In this world familiarity breeds contempt. For example, one who lives on the banks of the Ganges might travel to some other water body to be purified. (Srīmad Bhāgavatam.X.84.31)
KSRI Library

The Library is comprised of nearly 60,000 books authored by great and popular writers on variety of Sanskrit and Indological subjects.

Library Online

Presently KSRI has started its Phase 1 of digitizing all rare Palm Scripts in its collection.

An urgent need was felt to protect the Old and Rare Books
Become a sponsor or volunteer for digitization

KSRI Events

KSRI organises many events periodically from its inception till date

Upcoming Seminars Endowment Lectures Workshop Viva All

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भूमौ जायन्ति पुरुषा भूमौ निष्ठां व्रजन्ति च।
चतुर्विधो हि लोकोऽयं योऽयं भूमिगुणात्मकः॥
Living creatures originate from earth and it is to the earth that they return when they disappear. Living creatures which are divided into four classes have earth for their primordial essence.

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KSRI is an enabler of research for Indian and foreign scholars in their Doctorate pursuits.

Contribute

KSRI will be grateful for contributions and sponsorships for its corpus and for its many projects. Any donation will go a long way in preserving Sanskrit and Indological Studies.

100% income tax-excempt in India under 25 (i)(iii) of IT Act 1961
Individuals can claim under sec.80 GGA
CSR contributions welcome
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अतिक्रान्तं तु यः कार्यं पश्चाच्चिन्तयते नरः।
तच्चास्य न भवेत् कार्यं चिन्तया तु विनश्यति॥
The man who broods over past matters not only loses their results but also is destroyed by worry.
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