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MS Chandra Shum Shere c.337

Sanskrit, Chandra Shum Shere Collection


Summary of Contents: A paper manuscript of Vijñānabhikṣu's Sāṅkhyasāra.
Vijñānabhikṣu , Sāṅkhyasāra
Rubric: [3v] jayagaṇeśaḥ ||
Incipit: [3v1] mahadākhyaḥ
Explicit: (section) [4r] cetare khilāḥ || 6 ||
Incipit: (section) [10v] na mokṣo nabhasaḥ
Explicit: [10v] avaśiṣyate || 31 ||
Final rubric: [10v] iti śrīvijñānabhikṣuviracite sāṃkhyasāre jīvanmuktipa(sic)ktyoḥ paricchedaḥ || || iti sāṃkhyasārasyottarabhāgaḥ || ||
Final rubric: [10v] iti vijñānabhikṣuviracitaṃ sāṃkhyasārākhyaṃ prakaraṇaṃ samāptaṃ || || ||
Colophon: [10v] svākṣaram idaṃ śrīrāmamohanadevaśarmaṇāṃ || ||
Language(s): Sanskrit.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Blue European watermarked paper.

33 × 17 cm.

Extent: 7 ff.; folios bound out of order. Folio numbers lost. Should read: lff. 3, 5, 7-9, 6, 4, (loss of text), 10. Lff. 3, 5, 6 and 10 bound verso first.


Incomplete, in good condition.


36 lines per page.


Devanāgarī in black ink. Scribe: Rāmamohanadeva Śarman

Additions: On folio 3r, in a later hand: ‘sāṅkhyasāra’; on folio 3v and folio 10v, in the upper margin, in the same hand: ‘sāṃkhyasāraḥ ||’.


Cardboard cover, library binding.


Origin: 19th century.

Provenance and Acquisition

Donated by Shum Shere, Chandra Mahārāja Chandra Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana in 1909.


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    Descriptions of the manuscript

    manuscripthttp://zotero.org/users/5493666/items/KU4TYAUH Index Catalogue of MSS. Chandra Shum Shere by T. Gambier Parry. Revised and Completed by E. H. Johnston [unpublished handlist] T.Gambier Parry; E. H.Johnston Oxford

Funding of Cataloguing

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation