12 August 2017 10.30am — 13 August 2017 1.00pm
Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)
Weston Library Information desk 01865 277094
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 manuscript will be displayed in Blackwell Hall for followers to come and pay respects and to perform the Aarti. Aarti is a ceremony which usually includes tea lights, flowers, or fresh food. However, as these items are not permissible in the Bodleian Libraries, visitors are advised to bring artificial electric tea lights and flowers in replacement. Unfortunately groups cannot bring food into the library.
Admission freeExhibitions; Displays; Free events