Article: Muni Puṇya-vijaya

Contributed by Nalini Balbir

Legacy

Muni Puṇya-vijaya's monastic equipment displayed at the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum of Indology. It has a special section dedicated to Muni Puṇya-vijaya, who helped establish the museum and associated research institute.

Muni Puṇya-vijaya's monastic tools
Image by Nalini Balbir © Nalini Balbir

Muni Puṇya-vijaya's scholarly achievements and work in preserving manuscripts is honoured with a special section devoted to him in the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum. Visitors can see exhibits on the first floor that include the monastic objects he used during his lifetime.

Muni Puṇya-vijaya was closely associated with the foundation of the museum and the associated Institute of Indology. He bequeathed his collection of manuscripts and artefacts to the organisation, which forms an important element of the museum's holdings.

In Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the museum specialises in art and archaeology. It adjoins the L. D. Institute of Indology, which has a fine manuscript collection. Following the example of Muni Puṇya-vijaya, the institute is a centre of scholarly research.

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