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Literary research lays platform to any research in Siddha System as they are scientific reflections of the intuitions of Siddhars. Palm leaves and paper manuscripts still hold with them many unfolded scientific details which are to be unearthed.


A Literary Research Unit was started by the Government of India, at Saraswathi Mahal Library Campus, Thanjavur in the year 1964 for the enlightment of the Siddha system.  In 1971, one more Literary Research Unit was started at Govt. Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.  They have made wonderful collections of traditional manuscripts and very old Siddha printed books dealing with treatment of ailments from the traditional physicians all over the Tamil Nadu.  In 1979 the units were merged and formed as Literary Research & Documentation Department (LRDD) at Central Research Institute for Siddha, Chennai. In April 2007, the LR & DD was merged with CRIS, Chennai-106. The Mandate of this department is to carry out literary research.
The wealth of traditional medicines is available both in a coded and non-coded documents. This traditional knowledge’s should be properly documented, digitized, preserved and published to the public domain. Both virtual and real manuscripts made available as a ready reckoner for students, research scholars and the public. Literary Research and Documentation Department under the umbrella of Siddha Central Research Institute is carrying out the above said activities in a stipulated manner.

Key Activities of LR & DD (Core facilities (R&D):)

  • Collection of manuscripts and other old rare printed books and hand written copies.
  • Cleaning and preservation of collected materials.
  • Preparing cataloguing and classification.
  • Transcription of palm leaves manuscripts.
  • Annotation of poems.
  • Typing of transcribed poems along with annotations.
  • Correction of typed copies.
  • Comparison with original.
  • Submission for approval.
  • Publications.
  • Translation of books published in Siddha into English, Hindi and other south Indian languages.
  • Publication of translated Siddha text in English, Hindi and other south Indian languages.
  • Sale of publications.

 

Publications:

S.No

Title of the Books

Year of Publications

  •  

Pulippani Vaithiyam – 500 (Original Text and Annotation)

2009

  •  

Workshop on  Varmam & Thokkanam

2011

  •  

Workshop on Manuscriptology  14th – 16th Nov. 2011

2011

  •  

Agathiyar Vaidya Sillarai korvai

2011

  •  

Theraiyar Sekarappa

2011

  •  

Theraiyar Yamaka Venba  Part – II

2011

  •  

Theraiyar Yamaka Venba  Part – III

2011

  •  

The Siddha Formulary of India Part – II (Tamil version)

2011

  •  

The Siddha Pharmacopeia of India Vol. I Part – II

2011

  •  

National workshop on the Role of Siddha Medicine in the Management of Lifestyle Disorders 22nd – 23rd March

2014

  •  

A Hand book of Common Remedies

2014

  •  

Cancer Research Review

2014

  •  

Siddha Protocol on Lifestyle disorders

2014

  •  

Uyirmei mooligaigal

2015

  •  

A Hand book of Common remedies in Siddha system of medicine (4th Edition)

2015

  •  

Cancer Research Reviews in Siddha System of Medicine

2015

  •  

CCRS e-Book - Research in Siddha system of medicine
(The science of holistic health)

2015

  •  

Kal Nandu Soothiram (Multi lingual book- Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Malaya, Singalam and English)

2015

  •  

CD-ROM of The Siddha Formulary of India Part II - First edition

2015

  •  

CD-ROM of The Siddha Pharmacopoeia of India Part I, Volume II - First edition 

2015

  •  

Siddha Kayakalpam Mooligaigal (Rejunuvating herbs in Siddha)

2015

  •  

A Hand book of Common remedies in Siddha system of medicine (5th Edition)

2016

 


Price List:

 

     S.No.

SIDDHA     PUBLICATIONS

SL. NO. BOOKS

PRICE

 

                                    TAMIL          

 

 

  1.  

Agathiyar Sowmiya Sagaram – 1200

1

      140.00

  1.  

Agathiyar Vaidhya Valladhi – 600

3

105.00

  1.  

Bogar Karukkidai Nigandu – 500

4

70.00

  1.  

Konganar Kadai Kandam – 1000

5

155.00

  1.  

Konganar Mudhal Kandam – 1000

6

106.00

  1.  

Konganar Nadu Kandam – 1000

7

85.00

  1.  

Ramadevar – 1000

9

105.00

  1.  

Siddhar Kaya Karpam

10

90.00

  1.  

Siddha Maruthuva Eliya Vazhakku Muraigal

11

40.00

  1.  

Theraiyar Kudineer

13

15.00

  1.  

Theraiyar Yamaha Venba Part II

 

70.00

  1.  

Theraiyar Yamaha Venba Part III

 

60.00

  1.  

Theraiyar Sekarappa

 

115.00

  1.  

Agathiyar Sillarai Korvai

 

160.00

  1.  

Siddha Research Review in Cancer

 

230.00

  1.  

A-Z Know your alphabets through Siddha Medicinal Plants

 

100.00

  1.  

உயிர் மெய் மூலிகைகள் (Uyir Mei Mooligaigal) - தமிழ் எழுத்துக்களும் சித்த மருத்துவ மூலிகைகளும்

 

100.00

  1.  

Nandukkal Soothiram -16 (Multilingual Book)

 

120.00

 

ENGLISH

 

 

  1.  

A Hand Book of Common Remedies in Siddha System on Medicine

15

50.00

  1.  

Agathiyar Vaidya Pooranam - 205

16

60.00

  1.  

Quality Control Standards for Certain Siddha Formulations

17

50.00

  1.  

Sangamuni Visha Vaidhyam – 100

18

50.00

  1.  

Monograph of Thamira Cehnduram (Peptic Ulcer)

20

31.00

  1.  

Pulippaani Vaidhyam – 500

22

200.00

  1.  

A Hand Book of Common Siddha Kaya Kalpa (Rasayana) Herbs for Healthy Life

32

100.00

 

HINDI

 

 

  1.  

Sangamuni Visha Vaidhyam – 100

90

40.00

  1.  

Agathiyar Vaidya Pooranam - 205

28

35.00

 

SIDDHA PHARMACOPOEIA

 

 

  1.  

Siddha Pharmacopoeia of India (Part-I, Vol.I)

21

300.00

  1.  

Siddha Pharmacopoeia of India (Part-I, Vol.II)

-

500.00

  1.  

Siddha Formulary of India (Part-II) – Tamil Version

-

500.00

 

AYURVEDA     PUBLICATIONS

SL. NO. BOOKS

 

 

ENGLISH

 

 

  1.  

Clinical studies of certain Ayurvedic Formulations in the Mgmt. of Mutrasamari

44

100.00

  1.  

The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part-2, Vol.1 (Formulations)

76

500.00

  1.  

The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part-2, Vol.2 (Formulations)

77

500.00

  1.  

The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part-I, Vol-VI

78

500.00

  1.  

The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part-I, Vol-VII

79

500.00

  1.  

Tribal Health Care Research

81

300.00

 

Services:

  • Guidance given for Literary Research
  • Sale of Publication
  • Institutional e-Library
  • Museum – yet to be started

 

Staff pattern:

  • Head of the Department
  • SRF (Library)

Equipment:

  • 4 Number of All in PC serving as a e-Library
  • Compactor – provide effective space utilization and maintaining dust free environment for Books

Projects:

Current projects:

  • Development of Siddha Treatment Guidelines for Non-Communicable Diseases

Future plan:

  • Museum will be established soon
  • Making of CD-ROM with advanced search options of TV. Sambasivam pillai dictionary
  • Online access of metadata of library books
  • Creation of Manuscript Repository
  •  

Contact us:   Dr. M. Kannan, HOD-LRDD
Phone Number: +91 7200 207 207
Mail id: lrddscri@gmail.com