We regret to inform users that this resource is no longer available. The site has been withdrawn as the technologies which it is built with have reached end-of-life.

An archived version of the site is available at https://wayback.archive-it.org/org-467/20191016104916/http://www.shikshapatri.org.uk/

A digital facsimile of the Bodleian Shikshapatri manuscript donated by Lord Swaminarayan to Sir John Malcom (MS. Ind. Inst. Sansk. 72) can be viewed through Digital Bodleian.

For information about viewing the physical manuscript please visit: https://visit.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/display/shikshapatri-viewing

Date withdrawn:
15 April 2020

Please contact digitalsupport@bodleian.ox.ac.uk with any questions.

Preface from the original site

Digital Shikshapatri provides instant online access to a treasure of the British Hindu cultural heritage that is held in Oxford's Bodleian Library. This fragile Sanskrit manuscript, called the Shikshapatri, was written by Shree Swaminarayan, founder of Swaminarayan Hinduism, and outlines moral and spiritual codes for everyday life.

This site provides a wide variety of online resources which set the Shikshapatri in its historical, cultural and religious context. It is designed to help people of all backgrounds to better understand the significance of this manuscript, which receives hundreds of visitors every year.