His Holiness Sri Vishveshatirtha Swamiji of Pejavara Matha founded two large institutions in Bangalore ; one to foster rigorous studies in Sanskrit and related classical subjects, and the other to serve as a nodal center for academic research in the fields of philosophy and religion. The Poornaprajna Vidyapeetha Sanskrit Pathashala was established by Swamiji a little over a half-century ago, in 1956, with just 5 students. The Vidyapeetha is a residential school that provides education to students from primary to post-graduation, with food, shelter, and education being provided free to all students. Now over 350 students study here for 13 years' course, and over the years more than thousand scholars have studied here.The Poornaprajna Samshodhana Mandiram (PPSM), the companion institution, mentioned above, is the other brain-child of H.H. Sri Vishveshatirtha Swamiji, and was started by him in 1990.This pioneering Sanskrit research institute aims to enable the serious academic study of those interested in Sanskrit literature, as a part of upholding Swamiji's vision of preserving and propagating the rich cultural and textual heritage of Indian philosophy.
As a part of its activities in furtherance of this goal, the PPSM has gathered and carefully preserved a significant collection of rare manuscripts, books, and publishes many rare works in Sanskrit, Kannada, and English, some never before seen in print. The Ministry of HRD the Government of India recognized the PPSM as a model research institute, and included it in the prestigious group of the Rashtriya sanskrit sanstan,(Now it is known as Central Sanskrit University) in 1994. The central education Ministry providing financial assistance of 95% by way of a grant through the Central Sanskrit University. This aid is gratefully acknowledged, and is being diligently utilized for meeting the purpose intended. Post P.G. students can enroll their names for Vidyavaridhi (Ph.D.) courses here. Already 53 students awarded Vidyavaridhi - Ph.D. from Central Sanskrit University, New Delhi, through the PPSM center.
Poornaprajna Vidyapeetha started collecting rare books for its library named as "Poornaprajna Granthalaya". Because the institution has been keeping one of its dreams, the preservation and retrieval or restoration of old classical and shastric manuscripts in sanskrit, much attention was given to collect and preserve the hand-written manuscripts in palm leaves along with the printed books. A total collection of 15,000 books belonging to this library is an asset for this institution.
Our library is a central hub and is well equipped to support and facilitate teaching, learning and research programmes of the institute.Well stocked with the latest books, manuscripts and research publications, the library is open to all the students, faculty members and employees.All subjects related to academic and research programmes have been included in the collection.
This library has books written in almost all South Indian Languages as well as English and Sanskrit. Most of them are of Sanskrit. Broadly these Sanskrit books can be classified under these categories i.e.
These are only a few especially mentionable items of collection categories in the library.