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The Society’s largest collection of palm leaf manuscripts was formed by Charles Matthew Whish (1794-1833). Whish was a civil servant in the Madras Establishment of the East India Company. Fascinated by the culture of southern India, Whish collected manuscripts covering a wide range of subjects: vedic literature and ancient poetry in classical Sanskrit, as well as technical and scientific works. Whish was the first European to acknowledge the distinct achievements of the Kerala School...



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by Jyeṣṭhadeva
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Palm leaf; wooden boards. Manuscript consists of the text of the Yuktibhāṣā by Jyeṣṭhadeva, a consolidation of the discoveries by various astronomer mathematicians of the Kerala school, mainly based on Nilakantha Somayaji's Tantrasaṅgraha (or Tantrasaṃgraha). Inscription on label pasted on board: "Tantrasangraha-valiya Bhāṣā (Yukti-Bhāṣā) in Malayalam language". Inscription on verso of first blank folio: "The Tantra-sangraha valiya Bhāshā; or rather the...
Source: folio
Palm-leaf. Manuscript consists of two parts: (a) F.1-152b Ṛgveda bhāṣya: the first three Adhyāyas of the second Aṣṭaka, i.e. Sāyaṇa's commentary on Ṛgveda-Saṃhitā I, 122 to I, 165; (b) Sāyaṇācārya's commentary on the first Āraṇyaka of the Aitareya-Āraṇyaka (= Ait. Ār. I, 1-5). Winternitz notes that the text is very incorrect. Text (b) ends: iti śrīmad-rājādhirājarāja...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 7 to 10 lines on a folio. In the sequence of 288 folios, after f.67, f. 48-67 are repeated, and have been marked as 48*-67* by Winternitz. F.180 follows f.171, although nothing in the text is missing. The last numbered folio is therefore 276, although there are actually 288 folios. Re date of manuscript, Winternitz notes "Entry by C. M. Whish dated 'Decr. 1831.' The Kālayukti (or Kālayukta) year immediately preceding 1831 is A.D. 1798/99, but the MS. may have been written 60...
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by Bharata
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Palm leaf; 10 or 11 lines on each folio; wooden boards. Manuscript consists of the text of the Nātya-śāstra by Bharata. Inscription on last folio (by C. M. Whish?): "The Bharatīyam; a nātya sāstram, or work on the ancient indian Drama including the stage, dancing, music, acting etc an extraordinary work. 36 chapters 212 pages"; inscription on label pasted on board: "Bharata's natyasastram". Additional inscription on another label on board: "In old catalogue No...
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by Vāgbhaṭa
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Manuscript consists of the text of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya by Vāgbhaṭa, incomplete (I,1 to IV, 18). Text begins: hariḥ śrīgaṇapataye namaḥ | avighnam astu rāgādirogān satatānuṣaktān aśeṣakāyaprasṛtān aśeṣān autsukyamohāratidāñ jaghāna yopūrvavaidyāya namostu tasmai | athāta āyuṣkāmīyan nāmāddhyāyaṃ vyākhyāsyāmaḥ iti ha smāhur Ātreyādayo maharṣayaḥ | etc. The Sūtrasthāna (in 30 Adhyāyas) ends f.82, the Śārīrasthāna (in 6...
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by Veṃkaṭanātha
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Palm leaf; 8 or 9 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the Śatadūṣaṇī by Veṃkaṭanātha, in 66 chapters. C. M. Whish describes it as the 'Xata-Dūziṇī; or refutation of the Uttara Mīmāmsā'. According to 'Catalogue catalogorum' by Th. Aufrecht (Leipzig, 1891, Pt. II Leipzig, 1896) p.630 (see 'A catalogue of Sanskrit manuscripts in the library of His Highness the Maharaja of Bikaner' comp. Rajendralala Mitra (Calcutta, 1880) p.519; also 'A contribution towards an index to the...
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by Kumāriḻa Svāmin
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Palm leaf; from 8 to 10 lines on a folio. The folios are numbered by letters, according to the system discussed by Prof. Bendall in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Oct 1896, pp.790 sqq. The same numbering was used for RAS Whish MS. 18, South Indian Sanskrit MS. 19. After f.247 a new foliation begins, by the letters ka, aha, ga, etc. Manuscript consists of the text of the Mīmāṃsā-Tantravārttika by Kumāriḻa Svāmin, beginning with I, 4, 3 and ending with the end of the second Pāda...
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by Keśavārya
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Palm leaf; 8 lines on a page. Manuscript consists of the following texts: the Svarapañcaśacchlokī Vyākhyā, a commentary on the Svaralakṣaṇa (f.1-57); 2. the Svaralakṣaṇa, by Keśavārya, son of Sūridevabuddhendra, a treatise in the accents in the Black Yajur-veda (f.58-62). Winternitz notes: "Thursday the fifth day of the dark half of the month of Kārttika of the Jupiter year Śrīmukha in which the copy of the first work was finished (see the colophon below) corresponds...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 8 or 9 lines on a folio. Manuscript consist of 3 texts, as follows: 1. the Sūryasiddhānta in 14 adhyāyas (ff.40); 2. the Aṣṭādhyāyī by Pāṇini (ff.43); 3. the Viṣṇubhujaṅga, a stotra in 18 stanzas. Winternitz notes that this text is ascribed to Śaṅkara in Burnell, A. C. 'Classified index to the Sanskrit MSS. in the Palace at Tanjore' (London, 1880), p.201b. Winternitz notes that there is an entry by C. M. Whish dated 'Tellicherry 1828', but he thinks the...
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by Amarasiṃha
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Paper; 9 or 10 lines on a page. Text begins: hariḥ śrīgaṇapataye namaḥ avighnam astu | yasya jñānadayāsindhor, etc. It ends: dvandveśvabaḍavāv aśvabaḍavā na samāhṛte kāntas sūryenduparyāyapūrvoyaḥpūrvakopi ca vaṭakaś cānuvākaś ca kuḍuṃgakaḥ liṃgādisaṃgrahavarggaḥ || iti tṛtīyakāṇḍas samāptaḥ | Amarakośakāṇḍaṃ etc. South Indian Sanskrit/ Whish Manuscript Collection. See ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts...
Source: folio
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Palm-leaf; 9 or 10 lines on a page. Text runs from the 23th Varga of the 5th Adhyāya of the 1st Aṣṭaka to the end of the 1st Aṣṭaka, i.e. Sāyaṇa's Commentary on the Ṛgveda Saṃhitā, I, 75 - I, 121. Text begins: atra prathamāṃ juṣasva saprasthamaṃ. South Indian Sanskrit / Whish Manuscript Collection. See ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection) belonging to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ by M....
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 8 to 10 lines on a folio; cardboard covers. Manuscript consists of the Bhāgavata-purāṇa, X, 1-56 in Malayalam language. Whish / South Indian Sanskrit Manuscript Collection. The manuscript is listed in the synoptical list of manuscript numbers (Whish numbers and Winternitz numbers) at the beginning of ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection) belonging to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ by M....
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa
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Palm leaf; 9 or 10 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the text of the Nārāyaṇīya, a Stotra by Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa of Kerala. On the last folio is an entry by C. M. Whish: "Nārāyaṇīyam; by a native of malabar of the Vaiṣṇava sect. The completion of the work by the author is dated 27th November 1586 O. S." The author is described as the 'most popular and well-admired author of Prakriyāsarvasvam, Dhātukāvyam, Nārāyaṇīyam, etc.' by the Mahārāja of...
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by Kokkoka
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Palm leaf; 11 or 12 lines on a folio. Text consists of the Ratirahasya, a treatise on Kāmaśāstra, by Kokkoka, who composed it for Vaidyadatta. Text begins: yenākāri prasabham acirād arddhanārīśvaratvaṃ dagdhenāpi tripurajayino jyotiṣā cākṣuṣeṇa | indor mmitraṃ sa jayati mudān dhāma vāmapracāro devaś śrīmān bhavarasajuṣān daivataṃ cittajanmā | parijanapade bhṛṃgaśreṇīpikāḥ paṭuvandino himakarasitacchatraṃ mattadvipo malayānilaḥ |...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; from 10 to 13 lines on a folio. The first folio and f.28 of the second text are slightly damaged. The 8 folios of the last text are numbered by the akṣaras of the invocation 'hariḥ śrīgaṇapataye namaḥ' as follows: hariḥ=1, śrī=2, ga=3, ṇa=4, pa=5, ta=6, ye=7, namaḥ=8. Manuscript consists of the following texts: 1. the Tarkacūḍāmaṇi (a commentary on the Anumāna chapter of Rucidatta's Tattvacintāmaṇiprakāśa) by Bahvṛca Dharmarāja, "an inhabitant of...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 4, 5, or 7 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of various collections of Mantras for Tantric worship, and fragments of Tantric treatises, as follows: 1. A collection of 110 mantras, beginning: oṃ hrīṃ śrīṃ klīṃ āṃ[?] nityakāmeśvarī klīṃ sarvasatvaśankarīsenaḥ sarva trīpuruṣavaśankarī aiṃ klīṃ sauḥ sauḥ klīṃ aiṃ hrīṃ namo bhagavativiccai[?] mahātripurasundaryyai namaḥ etc. 2. A fragment begins on f.11: ādhāre liṃganābhau...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 7 or 8 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the text of the Vedāntaśāstrasiddhāntaleśasaṃgraha by Appayya Dīkṣita, son of Raṅgarāja Dīkṣita. On the outer cover the following titles are given: "Siddhāntaleśasaṃgraha, or Siddhāntabhedasaṃgraha, or Siddhāntasārasaṃgraha". Text begins: yadvīkṣaṇaṃ sakalabhūta[ṃ] ca yasya sṛṣṭir yyasya smitaṃ sakalabhautikasṛṣṭir eṣā | yanmāyayā vilasitañ jagad indrajālaṃ tasmai...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; from 7 to 10 lines on a folio. Ff. 38, 39, 79, 81 damaged by insects. Manuscript consists of a commentary on Vālmīki's Rāmāyaṇa by Rāmānuja Ācārya, including the Āraṇya-Kāṇḍa, the Kiṣkindhā-Kāṇḍa, and Sargas 1-3 of the Sundara-Kāṇḍa. Winternitz notes that there are entries by C. M. Whish dated 'Tellicherry 1827', but he thinks the MS. may be about 50 years older. Text begins: atha pitṛvākyaparipālanāya daṇḍakān praviṣṭasya vṛttaṃ...
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by Nilakanthamūssat
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Palm leaf; 6 to 8 lines on a folio; wooden boards.Manuscript consists of a Malayalam translation of the text of the Manuṣyālayacandrikā, a work on domestic architecture in Kerala, originally written in Sanskrit in the 16th century CE by Tirumangalat Nilakanthan Musat. Inscription on label pasted on board: "Manuṣyālaya-candrikā (on architecture)"; inscription on f.69: "Manushyālaya-chandrika; a work on architecture. C. M. Whish". Whish / South Indian Sanskrit...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; from 10 to 12 lines on a folio. Text consists of the Pauloma Parvan (in 8 Adhyāyas) and the Āstīka Parvan (in 40 Adhyāyas), i.e. Adhyāyas 1-59 of the Ādi Parvan. Winternitz notes that there is an entry by C. M. Whish dated "Tellicherry 1827 November 7", but he thinks the manuscript may be about 50 years older. South Indian Sanskrit / Whish Manuscript Collection. See ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection)...
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by Dāmodara
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Palm leaf; from 6 to 9 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the following texts: 1. unidentified fragments (ff.1-4); 2. the Sarvārthacintāmaṇi,an astrological treatise, by Veṅkaṭanāyaka, son of Apparyārya, fragment only (ff.1-22); 3. fragment of the first Sarge of the Bālakāṇḍa of Vālmīki's Rāmāyaṇa (f.23); 4. several unidentified fragments, partly in Sanskrit, partly in Malayalam (ff.23b-129); 5. a Malayalam commentary on the Karaṇapaddhati (astrology?) (ff.1-60)....
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; manuscript in 2 volumes with continuous foliation; 10 or 11 lines on a folio. Text consists of the Vanaparvan (or Āraṇyaparvan), Parvan III, of the Mahābhārata, in 300 Adhyāyas. The beginning (III, 1-32, 45) is missing, and the Nalopākhyāna is omitted. Winternitz notes that the MS is full of clerical mistakes. See H. Lüders 'Zur Sage von Ṛṣyaśṛṅga', in the 'Nachrichten der K. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen Phil.-hist. Kl. 1901. Heft I', p. 5 seqq.,...
Source: folio
Palm leaf; 4 lines on a folio; manuscript consists of 10 blank folios, 148 folios of text, 7 blank folios. Includes paper label with inscription: "The History of Krishna Deva Rajan of Vijianagar in Telugu". South Indian Sanskrit / Whish Manuscript Collection This manuscript is labelled as 227, but in ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection) belonging to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ by M. Winternitz,...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 6 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of two texts: 1. the Mantrapraśnadvaya, or the Mantrapāṭha of the Āpastambins in 2 Praśnas; 2. the Āpastambīya Gṛhyasūtra, in 23 Khaṇḍas. The Mantrapraśnadvaya is the MS "Wh." used for the edition of the 'Mantrapāṭha or The Prayer Book of the Āpastambins' by M. Winternitz, Part I (Oxford, 1897, Anecdota Oxoniensia). The Āpastambīya Gṛhyasūtra is the MS "C." used for the edition of the Āpastambīya...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 9 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the text of Parvan IV of the Mahābhārata, the Virāṭaparvan, in 76 Adhyāyas. Winternitz notes that there are entries by C. M. Whish dated 'Tellicherry 1826', but he thinks the manuscript may be about 50 years older. Text begins: śrīkṛṣṇāya namaḥ | Janamejayaḥ | kathaṃ virāṭanagare mama pūrvavapitāmahāḥ | ajñātavāsam u[k]ṣitā duryyodhanabhayārditaḥ | pativratā mahābhāgā satataṃ satyavādinī |...
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by scribe Veṅkaṭa Subrahmaṇya, the son of Śeṣādri
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Palm leaf; with boards painted on outer side, with double black border, coloured green inside border with black circle filled in red round each hole for strings, and three black crosses, either side of and in between the string holes; 10 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of Parvans 14-18 of the Mahābhārata, i.e. the Āśvamedhika Parvan (f.1-97); the Āśramavāsika Parvan (f.98-136); the Mausala Parvan (f.136-145b); the Mahāprasthānika Parvan (f.146-149b); the Svargārohaṇika Parvan...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 11 to 13 lines on a folio. Section of 139 folios is numbered to f.176, but is in fact 139 folios, as f.77 to 115 are missing, and numbers 38 and 39 are used twice. Text consists of portions of the Mīmāṃsākaustubha, a commentary on Jaimini's Mīmāṃsā-Darśana, by Khaṇḍadeva, the son of Rudradeva, from the beginning of the second Adhyāya to the end of the first Pāda of the third Adhyāya. There is also a lacuna from the end of the 2nd to the beginning of the 4th Pāda in...
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Palm leaf; 9 lines on a folio. The commentary on the Bālakāṇḍa begins: rāmam indīvaraśyāmaṃ rājīvāyatalocanaṃ | jyāghoṣanirjitārātiñ jānakīramaṇaṃ bhaje || Vālmīkināmadheyāya muhur vārimuce namaḥ | ya śrīrāmakathāvarṣair jagattāpam aśīśamat || ... etc. F.1b: tatrādyakāṇḍavyākhyānaṃ kriyate viduṣām mude | Rāmānujena viduṣā rāmabhaktyaikasindhunā | tapa ityādi, etc. F.59: iti śrī-Rāmānujīya-viracite bālakāṇḍavyākhyāne...
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by Śaṅkarācārya
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Palm leaf; generally 9 or 10 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the following works: 1. the Horāśāstra, i.e. Varāhamihira's Bṛhajjātaka, with a commentary (Subodhinī), Adhyāyas II-XXV (ff.233); 2. fragment of an astronomical treatise (ff.4); 3. fragment of the Trilokasāravṛtti, with numerous diagrams in the text (ff.37). C. M> Whish describes it as the "first part of the Triloka-sāram, a Jaina work"; 4. the Sahasranāmasaṃgrahabhāṣya, a commentary on the...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 8 or 9 lines on a folio; first 40 ff. numbered by letters from a, ā, i, ī etc. to aṃ, aḥ, ka, aha, etc. to bha; then 143 ff. numbered as ff.77-219. Manuscript consists of the following texts: fragment of a commentary on the Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, in Malayalam language; 2. fragment of the Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, Skandha X, Adhyāyas 57 to 84 in Malayalam language (ff.77-202), and Adhyāyas 85 to 90 in Sanskrit (ff.202b-219b). Text ends: kṣitibhujopi yayur yadarthāḥ || iti...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 7 lines on a folio; f.1-2 missing, first two folios damaged; folios numbered by akṣaras. Manuscript consists of the Sūtasaṃhitā of the Skanda-purāṇa. The Śivamāhātmyakhaṇḍa lacks the first folio, the Jñānayoga and Mukti Khaṇḍas are complete, the end of the Yajñavaibhavakhaṇḍa is missing. See also RAS Whish MS 76, South Indian Sanskrit MS 76. F.3: iti śrīkānde purāṇe sūtasaṃhitāyāṃ śivamāhātmyakhaṇḍe prathamoddhyāyaḥ || The...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 9 or 10 lines on a page. Text consists of the Mayūkhamālikā, a Commentary on Pārthasārathimiśra's Śāstradīpikā (a Commentary on the Mīmāṃsā Sūtras). Somanātha is described as the pupil and younger brother of Veńkaṭādriyajvan, and the son of Sūri Bhaṭṭa, of the family of Niṭṭala. See 'Catalogue of the Sanskrit manuscripts in the Library of the India Office' by Julius Eggeling (London, 1887), Part IV, by Ernst Windisch and Julius Eggeling, p.696 seq., and...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 9 or 10 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the text of the Nārāyaṇīya, a Stotra by Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa of Kerala. On the last folio is an entry by C. M. Whish: "Nārāyaṇīyam; by a native of malabar of the Vaiṣṇava sect. The completion of the work by the author is dated 27th November 1586 O. S." The author is described as the 'most popular and well-admired author of Prakriyāsarvasvam, Dhātukāvyam, Nārāyaṇīyam, etc.' by the Mahārāja of...
Source: folio
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Palm-leaf; 8 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the following texts: 15a(1) The Īśa Upaniṣad, or Īśāvāsya Upaniṣad, or Vājasaneyi Saṃhitā Upaniṣad (f.1-2a); 15a(2) Kena Upaniṣad, or Talavakāra Upaniṣad (f.2a-4b); 15b(1) Śaṅkara's Commentary on the Īśa Upaniṣad (f.1-13a); 15b(2) Śaṅkara's Commentary on the Kena Upaniṣad (f.31a-39b). Text of 15a(1) Īśa Upaniṣad begins: pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaṃ pūrṇāt pūrṇam udacyate | pūrṇasya...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; generally 8 lines on a folio; folios are numbered as follows: ma mā mi mī mu mū mṛ mṝ mḷ me may mo may ma mama - ya yā yi yī you yū yṛ - na nā ni nī nu nū nr nr [long] nḷ nḷ [long ] ne nails no nag nama na - pa pā pi pī pu. Manuscript consists of a fragment of the Bharttṛkāvya (Bhaṭṭikāvya) with the commentary Jayamaṅgalā. The first folio begins: vyāsaktam māṃ hatavān karmmaṇi hana iti ṇiniḥ tatra hi kutsitagrahaṇaṃ karttavyam ity...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 9 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of a fragment of the Droṇa Parvan (VII) of the Mahābhārata, Adhyāyas 1-34. Text begins: oṃ Sañjayaḥ | tam apratimasatvaujobalavīryyaparākramaṃ | hatan devavrataṃ śrutvā pāñcālena śikhaṇḍinā | etc. F.67: iti droṇaparvaṇi dvātriṃśoddhyāyaḥ || dvitīyopahāras samāptaḥ || It breaks off in the middle of Adhyāya 34 with the words: śiśunaikena samare dviṣaṭsainyāni vai mayā | adya drakṣyanti...
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Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 8 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the following 7 texts: 1. The Bhāṣyaratnaprabhā, or gloss on Śaṅkara's commentary to Bādarāyaṇa's Vedānta-Sūtras, by Govindānanda, with notes (f.1-69). Winternitz notes: 'It is incomplete, containing only the portion corresponding to Vol. I, pp.1-90 in the edition of the Vedānta-Sūtras published in the Bibliotheca Indica (Calcutta, 1863). In the margin of f.1 the title 'Tātparyyabodhinī' is given, and Mr. Whish states...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 11 to 13 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the texts of six Upanisads: the Kaṭhavallī or Kaṭha Upaniṣad (f.1-7); the Praśna Upaniṣad (f.8-12); the Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad (f.13-17a); the Māṇḍūkyopaniṣad (f.17a-19); the Pūrvatāpinī or Pūrvatāpanīya Upaniṣad (f.20-24b); the Uttaratāpinī or Uttaratāpanīya Upaniṣad (f.24b-26). Text of the Kaṭha Upaniṣad begins: oṃ uśan ha vai vājaśravasas sarvavedasan dadau | etc. It ends: yo vidaddhyātmam...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 14 lines on average on each folio. Manuscript consists of the Śivarahasya-Khaṇḍa from the Śaṅkarasaṃhitā of the Skanda-Purāṇa. Vol. I, containing the Sambhava-Kāṇḍa in 50 Adhyāyas (ff.1-53), the Āsura-Kāṇḍa in 15 Adhyāyas (ff.53-74), the Viramāhendra-Kāṇḍa in 7 Adhyāyas (ff.74-84b), and the Yuddha-Kāṇḍa in 35 Adhyāyas (ff.85-129b). For Vol. II see RAS Whish MS 102, South Indian Sanskrit MS 103. Winternitz notes that there are entries by C. M....
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Palm leaf; 8 or 9 lines on a folio. Text consists of the Śiva-gītā in 16 Adhyāyas (from the Padma Purāṇa, see 'A contribution towards an index to the bibliography of the Indian philosophical systems' by Fitzedward Hall, Calcutta, 1859, p. 123. See also 'Catalogue modicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae Pars Septima, Codices Sanscriticos completens' by Th. Aufrecht, Oxonii, 1864, p.17. See also 'Notices of Sanskrit manuscripts' by Rajendralala Mitra (Calcutta, 1880), Vol. V, p.94...
Source: folio
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by Bhāskararāya Bhāratī
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Palm leaf; 10 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the following texts: 1. the Bhāṭṭadīpikā, a commentary on Jaimini's Mīmāṃsā-darśana by Khaṇḍadeva, from Adhyāya VII, Pāda 1 to Adhyāya IX, Pāda 3 (ff.82); 2. the Bhāṭṭacandrikā, a commentary on Khaṇḍadeva's Bhāṭtadīpikā, by Bhāskararāya Bhāratī, the son of Gambhīra and Konamā[?], and pupil of Nṛsiṃha and Śivadatta; the author lived at Varanasi in 1629, according to Th. Aufrecht in 'Catalogue...
Source: folio
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by Cinnambhaṭṭa
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Palm leaf; from 6 to 9 (in the last part from 10 to 13) lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the following texts: 1. the Tarkaparibhāṣā by Keśavamiśra (ff.1-30); 2. fragment of the Tarkabhāṣāprakāśikā, a commentary on Keśavamiśra's Tarkaparibhāṣā, by Cinnambhaṭṭa (f.30b-37); 3. the Kārakavāda by Jayarāma Bhaṭṭa Ācārya (f.1-12); 4. a fragment of the Vādaratnāvalī by Rāmaśāstrin (f.1-13); 5. a fragment of a work on Nyāya, possibly belonging to the...
Source: folio
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by Parameśvara
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Palm leaf; from 8 to 10 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the text of the Sūryasiddhāntavivaraṇa, a commentary on the Sūryasiddhānta, by Parameśvara, pupil of Rudra, in 13 Adhyāyas. Text begins: hariḥ śrīgaṇapataye namaḥ avighnam astu || gurubhyo namaḥ || lokāṃbāyai namaḥ | śrīsūryāya namaḥ cidrūpakāraṇaṃ sarvagataṃ kṣīragatājyavat yad yogidṛśyañ jagatas tam mahāhaṃsam āśraye | vyākhyātaṃ bhāskarīyaṃ laghu tad anu...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; Text 1 has 9 to 13 lines on a folio; Text 2 has 11 or 12 lines on a folio. Manuscript is slightly damaged by insects in the middle. Manuscript consists of the following texts: 1. the Naukā, or Horāvivaraṇa, a commentary on Varāhamihira's Bṛhajjātaka; also called Daśādhyāyī, according to Th. Aufrecht 'Catalogus catalogorum' (Leipzig, 1891), p.248; 2. the Praśnāmṛta by Kumāra, pupil of Nārāyaṇa Jyotiṣa, a fragment only; a work of the same title is ascribed to...
Source: folio
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by Sāyaṇa
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Palm-leaf; 10 or 11 lines on a folio. Text consists of the first Adhyāya of the first Aṣṭaka, i.e. Sāyaṇa's Introduction and Commentary on Ṛgveda I, 1-19. Winternitz notes that this is the MS G used by Prof. Max Müller in his second edition of the Ṛgveda with Sāyaṇa's Commentary. See Rig-Veda-Saṃhitā, ed. by F. Max Müller, 2nd ed., Vol. I, pp.liv, lvi, lvii seqq. South Indian Sanskrit / Whish Manuscript Collection. See ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 8 or 9 lines on a folio. Text consists of a fragment only, extending from III, 1 to XXVI, 8 of the Bṛhatsaṃhitā of Varāhamihira, with a commentary (Saṃhitāvivṛti) by Bhaṭṭotpala. Winternitz notes that there is an entry by C. M. Whish, dated December 1828, but that he thinks the MS may be about 50 years older. Text begins: athādityacāro vyākhyāyate | āśleṣārddhā[d] dakṣiṇam uttaram ayanaṃ raver ddhaniṣṭhādyaṃ nūnaṃ kadācid āsīd yenoktaṃ...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 7 or 8 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the Prakṛti (ff.1-157) and Prakṛticalākṣara (ff.157b-165) of the Sāmaveda. Winternitz notes that there is an entry by C. M. Whish as follows: "This volume contains the PRAKṚTIH of the SĀMAVĒDAH; and the CHALĀKSHRAM of the same -- C. M. Whish -- Tellicherry 1831 -- NB. The Chalāksharam is a running index of the Prakṛitih." The first 6 folios contain an index to the manuscript, written by C. M. Whish. Winternitz...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 7 to 8 lines on a folio; wooden boards. Manuscript consists of the text of the Āśaucavidhi. Inscription on label pasted on board: : Āśaucavidhi in Malayalam"; Inscription on verso of first blank folio: "Āsaucha-vidhi". Whish / South Indian Sanskrit Manuscript Collection. The manuscript is listed in the synoptical list of manuscript numbers (Whish numbers and Winternitz numbers) at the beginning of ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 8 or 9 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the following texts: 1. a commentary on a Manual of Śrauta Rites, viz. New and Full Moon Sacrifices (darśapūrṇamāsau), Laying of the Fire (ādhāna), and Animal Sacrifice (paśubandha), according to the school of Āpastamba (ff.1-100); 2. text of the Manual of Śrauta Rites, on which the preceding work is the commentary (ff.1-28); 3. a Manual of Śrauta rites, viz. the Agniṣṭoma, according to the school of Āpastamba; 4. a...
Source: folio
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by Jyeṣṭhadeva
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Palm leaf; 7 to 9 lines on a folio; wooden boards. Inscription on label on manuscript: "Yukti-bhāṣā; commentary on the Tantrasaṅgraha. In Malayalam". Whish / South Indian Sanskrit Manuscript Collection. The manuscript is listed in the synoptical list of manuscript numbers (Whish numbers and Winternitz numbers) at the beginning of ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection) belonging to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain...
Source: folio
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by by Rāmakṛṣṇa, a pupil of Bhāratītīrtha, and Vidyāraṇya
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Palm leaf; 10 or 11 lines on a folio. Text consists of the Upadeśagranthavivaraṇa, a commentary on the Pañcadaśī (ascribed to Sāyaṇa), by Rāmakṛṣṇa and Vidyāraṇya. Consists of 15 chapters on Vedānta philosophy in the following order: 1. Citradīpa (Tātparyabodhinī), ends f.30b; 2. Tṛptidīpa, ends f.69b; 3. Kūṭasthadīpa, ends f.79b; 4. Dhyānadīpa, ends f.98b; 5. Nāṭakadīpa, ends f.102b; 6. Tattvaviveka (Padadīpikā), ends f.119; 7. Pañcabhūtaviveka...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 6 to 8 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the following texts: 1. Pañcaratnaprakaraṇa, f.1-8; 2. the Guru-gītā from the Skanda Purāṇa, f.9-22 ( see 'Catalogi Codicum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae Pars Septima, Codices Sanscriticos completens' by Th. Aufrecht (Oxonii, 1864), 72b); 3. the Pūrvottaradvādaśamañjarikā Stotra by Śaṅkara, f.23-27; 4. fragment of a short tract, f.27-28b; 5. fragment of another short tract, f.29-30; 6. the Kaivalyanavanīta in 2...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 5 (or sometimes 4) lines on a folio; includes covers. Manuscript consists of the Kumbhakoṇamāhātmya of the Uttarabhāga of the Kṣetravaibhavakhaṇḍa of the brahmāṇḍa-Purāṇa. The colophon to Add. XI has Pālāśavanamāhātmya instead of Uttarabhāga. Text begins: purā kadācid ājagmuḥ puṇyāraṇyopaśobhitaṃ | naimiśan nimiśīkṣetraṃ ṛṣayo gautamītaṭe || vidhātukāmā vidhivat satraṃ dvādaśavārṣikaṃ | hutāśanasamākārāḥ...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; from 5 to 7 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the Hastigirimāhātmya from the Brahma-Purāṇa, Adhyāyas 1-15. According to Th. Aufrecht 'Catalogue codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae Pars Septima, Codices Sanscriticos completes' (Oxonii, 1864) p.30a, it belongs to the Brahmāṇḍa-Purāṇa. Text begins: Bhrugur uvāca | bhagavan muniśārdūla varṇāśramasamāśrayāḥ | ākhyātā bahavo dharmmā bhavatā me sanātanāḥ | utpattiḥ kathitā dhātur...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; thick boards decorated with painted pictures (same Gaja Lakshmi - Lakshmi with an elephant each side - design both boards), paintings partly rubbed away; generally 11 lines on a folio; some damage to top right of ff.1-18, with slight loss of text on f.1. Manuscript consists of the following texts: 1. the beginning of a commentary on Vālmīki's Rāmāyaṇa, up to I, 1, 83; 2. the Adhyātma-Rāmāyaṇa, a part of the Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa, in 6 Kāṇḍas; 3. {the...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 9 to 13 lines on a folio; wooden boards. Inscription on paper label pasted to board: "Whish"; also paper label attached with inscription "Malayalam FWT" [i.e. F. W. Thomas]. South Indian Sanskrit / Whish Manuscript Collection. This manuscript is labelled as 218, but in ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection) belonging to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ by M. Winternitz, with an...
Source: folio
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by Deva Bhaṭṭopādhyāya
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Palm leaf, from 10 to 12 lines on a folio; numbering of folios by akṣaras in the system described by Prof. Bendall in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Oct 1896, pp.790 seq. Manuscript consists of the following texts: 1. the Smṛticandrikā, by Deva or Devaṇṇa Bhaṭṭopādhyāya, son of Keśavāditya Bhaṭṭopādhyāya, Pariccheda I of the Vyavahārakāṇḍa (another copy of the same work RAS Whish MS 143, South Indian Sanskrit MS 141); 2. the Vyavahāramālikā (beginning...
Source: folio
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by Appayya Dīkṣita
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Palm leaf; 10 or 11 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the complete text of the Kuvalayānanda by Appayya Dīkṣita. See also Res Whish MS 108, South Indian Sanskrit MS 109. Text begins: hariḥ śrīgaṇapataye namaḥ avighnam astu parasparatapassaṃpatphalāyitaparasparau prapañcamātāpitarau prāñcau jāyāpatī stumaḥ | etc. It ends: amuṃ kubalayānandam akarod Arppadīkṣitaḥ niyogād Veṃkaṭapater nnirupādhikṛpānidhe[ḥ] | candrāloko vijayatāṃ...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; generally 7 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the text of the Keraḻamāhātmya from the Bhūgoḻa-purāṇa. Text begins: lakṣmīgrāme samāgatya bhagavān bhṛgunandanaḥ grāmāṇīn kalpayām āsa tasmin saptadaśa dvijān kañcidvijaṃ dvijeṣv atra āṃgīrānvayam eva ca kṣetrakāryāya rāmas tu lakṣmīśasyālaye nṛpa, etc. F.6b: iti śrībhūgoḻapurāṇe keraḻamāhātmye addhyāyaḥ || F.39b: iti śrībhūgoḻapurāṇe pañcāśoddhyāyaḥ...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 8 or 9 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the following texts: 1. the Gautamīya Dharmaśāstra in 3 Adhyāyas or 29 smaller subdivisions (called 'Adhyāyas' in the commentary, and in Stenzler's edition); 2. the Mitākṣarā, a commentary on the Gautamīya Dharmaśāstra, by Haradattamiśra; incomplete, lacking the first Adhyāya (of the smaller subdivisions) and at the end one leaf seems to be missing, containing the end of the commentary. Text of the Gautamīya...
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Palm leaf; 7 (occasionally 6) lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the Tulasīvanamārkaṇḍeyaśrīnivāsakṣetramāhātmya of the Mādhyamabhāga of the Bhaviṣyottara-Purāṇa. Text begins: devadevāravindākṣa kañjāsana surārccita | prasīda jagatān nātha sarvalokanamaskṛta || kṣetrabṛndavidhānajña tīrtthabṛndavicakṣaṇa | mantrabṛndavidhānajña vimānajña sureśvara || śrutvā tvatto mukundasya māhātmyaṃ pāvanaṃ paraṃ | manaso na bhavet tṛptir...
Source: folio
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Manuscript consists of the Viśvaguṇādarśa, by Veṅkaṭācāryayajvan, son of Raghunāthāryadīkṣita. Text begins: śrīrājīvākṣavakṣasthalanilayaramā hastavāstavyalolallīlā[bjā]n niṣpatantī madhuramadhujharī nābhipadme murāreḥ | astokaṃ lokamātrā dviyugamukhaśiśor ānaneṣv arpyamāṇaṃ śaṃkhaprānte na divyaṃ paya iti vibudhaiś śaṃkyamānā punātu | kāñcīmaṇḍalamaṇḍanasya makhinaḥ karṇāṭabhūbhṛtguros tātāryyasya...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 8 or 9 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the following works: 1. the Daśarātra or first Book of the Ūhagāna of the Sāmaveda, in 11 Praśnas. See also RAS Whish MS 194 / South Indian Sanskrit MS 179; 2. the Rahasya of the Sāmaveda, in 7 Parts. The titles of these 7 Parts are the same as those of the 7 Books of the Ūhagāna. The work is evidently the same as the Uhyagāna or Ūhyagāna, on which see Benfey, 'Die Hymnen des Sāmaveda', p.viii; 'Die...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 8 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of 3 texts: 1. Caraṇavyūha (f.1-4); 2. the beginning of a commentary on the Śatarudriya, or Rudrādhyāya (Taittirīya Saṃhitā iv, 5) (f.5-7); 3. Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upanisad or Śatapathabrāhmaṇa Upaniṣad (Kāṇva Śākhā) (f.8-96). The Caraṇavyūha begins: athāthaś caraṇavyūhaṃ vyākhyāsyāmaḥ tatra yad uktāñ cāturvedyāñ catvāro vedā jñātā bhavanti | ṛgvedo yajurvedas sāmavedotharvaveda(ś) ceti | tatra...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 8 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the following texts: the Chandogamantrabrāhmaṇabhāṣya, a commentary on the Mantra-Brāhmaṇa or Mantra-Parvan of the Sāmaveda, by Sāyaṇa, in 2 chapters; the Mantraparvan, or Mantrapāṭha, or Mantra-Brāhmaṇa of the Sāmaveda, in 2 Paṭalas, containing the mantras prescribed by the Gobhila-Gṛhyasūtra. Winternitz notes that there is an entry by C. M. Whish dated 'Tellicherry 1830', but he thinks the manuscript may be about...
Source: folio
Whish Collection
by Mādhavācarya
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Palm leaf; 8 lines on a folio. Text begins: vande sindhuravaktran taṃ bandhun dinasya santatam | pratyūhavyūhaśamanam upāsyaṃ sarvadevataiḥ || evam upaniṣadekasamadhigamyasya brahmātmaikatvavijñānasya niśreyasasādhanatvam uktan tac ca sarvaśākhāsammatam iti darśayitum aitare(ya)kataittirīyakādi - samastopaniṣadartthasya sākalyena pratipādikāṃ brahmagītāṃ vaktum munīnāṃ praśnam avatārayati bhavakāratithim iti atha tāṃ vaktuṃ purāvṛttam udāharati...
Source: folio
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by Tammayajvan
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Palm-leaf; 8 to 10 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of 2 texts (22 + 246 folios), divided into 2 volumes, with ff.1-22, 1-146 in Vol.1 and ff.147 to 246 in Vol.2. RAS Whish MS 12(1) consists of the first Praśna, Adhyāyas 1-14, of the Sūryasiddhānta; RAS Whish MS 12(2) consists of the Kāmadogdhrī, a commentary on the Sūryasiddhānta, by Tammayajvan, or Tammayārya, a son of Mallādhvarīndra of Paragipura (who was a son of Mallayajvan, and a grandson of Honnārya). Whish notes that...
Source: folio
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by Amarasiṃha
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Palm leaf; from 8 to 10 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the text of the Nāmaliṅgānuśāsana by Amarasiṃha, or the Amarakośa, with a Malayalam gloss. Text begins: hariḥ śrīgaṇapataye namaḥ avighnam astu śrīgurubhyo namaḥ mama gurave namaḥ yasya jñānadayāsindhor agādhasyānaghā guṇaḥ | etc. … svar avyayaṃ svargganākaḥ trividaḥ tridaśālayaḥ suraloko dyodivau dve striyau klībe triviṣṭapam || 6 || sváḥ | avyáyaṃ | svarggáḥ | nākaḥ...
Source: folio
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by Brahmānanda Bhāratī
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Palm leaf; 8 lines on a folio. The text is a metrical compilation of the doctrines contained in the eleventh Skandha of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, together with a commentary, by Brahmānanda Bhāratī, a pupil of Kṛṣṇānanda Bhāratī. Winternitz notes that on the first folio is an inscription: "The metrical Digest called Ekādasa-skandha-sāraṃ and its commentary by Brahmānanda Bhārati" signed by C. M. Whish and dated 1826. Winternitz suggests the manuscript may have been...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 8 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of three Stotras: 1. the Durgāṣṭaka (ff.1-2); 2. the Hastāmalaka (ff.2b-3); 3. the Mantrākṣaramālā (ff.3b-10b). Text begins: hariḥ mātar mme madhukaiṭabhaghni mahiṣaprāṇāpahārodyame helānirmmitadhūmralocanavadhe he caṇḍamuṇḍārddini niśśeṣīkṛtaraktabījanidhane nitye nisuṃbhāvahe suṃbhaddhvaṃsini saṃharāśu duritaṃ durgge namas teṃbike | 1 | traiva[r]ṇyānāṃ guṇānāṃ...
Source: folio
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by Gīrvāṇendra Sarasvatī.
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Palm leaf; 7 to 9 lines on a folio; folios are numbered 70, 71, 73-74, 80-81; 2 covers. Manuscript consists of the last part of the Mahāgaṇapaddhati of Gīrvāṇendra Sarasvatī, pupil of Viśveśvara Sarasvatī, who was himself a pupil of Amarendra Sarasvatī. Text begins: * * * * * * * * m madhu meḻayitvā saṃpiśya japtānyayutadvayena [sic] | ebhiś śubhair añjitalocano yo marttyāni dhānāni sa paśyatīha || lajjāndukā prasiddhā lakṣaṇan tu sparśasaṃkucavatpatratvam |...
Source: folio
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Palm leaf; 12 or 13 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of two parts. Part A: a collection of 12 Ātharvaṇa Upaniṣads: 1. Rahasya Upaniṣad (f.1-4b); 2. Amṛtabindu Upaniṣad (f.4b-5b); 3. Tripurasundarī Upaniṣad (f.5b-6b); 4. Kālāgnirudra Upaniṣad (f.6b-7b); 5. Śārīra Upaniṣad, or Śārīraka Upaniṣad (f.8a-9a); 6. Atharvaśira Upaniṣad (f.9a-13b); 7. Kaivalya Upaniṣad (f.13b-15a); 8. Skanda Upaniṣad (f.15a-15b); 9. Mahā Upaniṣad, (or Tripurātapana Upaniṣad?)...
Source: folio
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by Gīrvāṇendra Sarasvatī
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Palm leaf; 7 or 8 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the text of the Prapañcasārasārasaṃgraha, an abstract of Śaṅkara's Prapañcasāra. Incomplete. The author is Gīrvāṇendra Sarasvatī, pupil of Viśveśvara Sarasvatī, who was a pupil of Amarendra Sarasvatī. Text begins: oṃ agajānanapatmārkaṃ gajānanam aharnniśaṃ | anekadantaṃ bhaktānāṃ ekadantam upāsmahe | on natvā śrī-Śaṃkarācāryyam Amarendrayatīśvaraṃ | kurve prapañcasārasya sārasaṃgraham...
Source: folio
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by Bhāratītīrtha
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Palm leaf; from 8 to 10 lines on a folio. Manuscript consists of the text of the Adhikaraṇaratnamālā by Bhāratītīrtha, but is incomplete. This text is printed under the title Vyāsādhikaraṇamālā at the end of Vol. II of P. Rāma Nārāyaṇa Vidyāratna's edition of the Vedānta-Sūtras (Bibliotheca Indica, 1863). Winternitz notes that there is an entry by C. M. Whish dated 'Tellicherry 1830', but he thinks the MS. may be about 50 years older. Text begins: praṇamya...
Source: folio
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by Nārayāna
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Palm leaf; 5 to 6 lines on a folio; wooden boards. Manuscript consists of the following texts: 1. Uparāga-bhāṣā; 2. Prapañcadṛṣṭi. Inscription on label pasted on board: "1. Uparāga Kriyākarma by Nārāyaṇa 2. Prapañcadṛṣṭi. Malayalam language". Inscription on verso of first folio: "1. Uparāga-Bhāshā 2. Prapancha-drishti". Whish / South Indian Sanskrit Manuscript Collection. The manuscript is listed in the synoptical list of manuscript numbers (Whish...
Source: folio