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MS Chandra Shum Shere e.98(1)

Sanskrit, Chandra Shum Shere Collection


Summary of Contents: A paper manuscript of Svātmārāma's Haṭhapradīpikā. Upadeśas 1-4.
Svātmārāma , Haṭhapradīpikā
Rubric: [1r1] || śrī sarasvatyai namaḥ śrī ādināthāya
Explicit: (section) [1v] siddhapādaś ca ca
Incipit: [4v1] t || 26 || matsyeṃdra
Incipit: (section) [34r1] mukta eva saḥ || 10 ||
Explicit: [34r] dṛṣṭisthirāya [...] asevyataḥ || 11 || vidyātīrthe [...] kṣālayaṃti || 12 ||
Final rubric: [34r] iti śrīsvātmārā[34v1]mayogīṃdraviracitāyāṃ rājayogaprakaṃrṇa[sic] saṃpūrṇasāmāpta[sic] |
Colophon: [34v] chaḥ || śubhaṃ m (sic) astu || cha || yādṛsī(sic) pustake […] mama doṣo na dīyate || 1 || jo bhaṇai guṇai so paṭhanārthaṃ || graṃthāgraṃtha 4003 ||
Language(s): Sanskrit.

Physical Description

Form: pothī
Support: Paper.

12 × 18 cm.

Extent: 32 ff.


Incomplete, in good condition; extant folios: 1, 4-13, 14, 15-19, 19[a], 20, 20-28, 28[a], 30, 29, 29[a], 32, 30-34. Loss of text betwen folios 1 and 4; loss of text on some folios due to smudging from facing folios.


11 lines per page.

Margins, verse numbers and final rubrics in red.


Devanāgarī in black ink.

Additions: On folio 1r, in later hands: haṭhapradīpikā; 34; on folio 34v, an imprint of a seal depicting a four-armed deity.


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 Revised and Completed by E. H. Johnston [unpublished handlist] T.Gambier Parry; E. H.Johnston Oxford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