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MS Chandra Shum Shere c.190

Sanskrit, Chandra Shum Shere Collection


Summary of Contents: A paper manuscript of Brahmānanda's Jyotsnā, a commentary on Svātmārāma's Haṭhapradīpikā.
Svātmārāma ,
Language(s): Sanskrit.
Class: mūla
Brahmānanda ,
Title: Jyotsnā
[2r] ⟨-1-⟩kṣ⟨-3-⟩ha yeneti yena ādināth⟨-2-⟩padiṣṭā [115r] śivāṃghriyugule[sic] rpitā 2 [115r] iti śrīhaṭhapradīpikāvyākhyāyāṃ vrahmānaṃda kṛtāyāṃ jyotsnābhidhāyāṃ samādhinirūpaṇaṃ nāma caturthopadeśaḥ [115r] saṃvata[sic] 18 || F. 4[a] bears the same text as f. 4 (the damaged parts of the recto of f. 4 are marked by hyphens on this folio):

Begins, recto: - - - - -prāpto vrahmavid

Ends, verso: vadatā bhaga

Language(s): Sanskrit.
Class: commentary

Physical Description

Form: pothī
Support: Paper.

11 × 26 cm.

Extent: 114 ff.


Incomplete, in good condition; extant folios: lf. 3, ff. 2-79, 81, 81[a] (lf. 83), 82-115, 4[a] (lf. 118); lf. 3 blank. Folios 4-41 damaged and repaired (with loss of several akṣaras on ff. 4-10). Lower half of f. 28v rewritten on a whitened out text.


Commentary layout: pañcapāṭhā.

8-12 lines per page.

Deletions in yellow.


Folios 35, 37 and 91 in another hand. Folio 4[a] in a third hand.

Devanāgarī in black ink.

Additions: In a modern hand (in red ink), on folio 2, in upper margin: haṭhapradīpikā 2-115 vrahmānaṃdakṛ° jyotsnāṭīkā; on folio 20, in upper margin: haṭhapradīpikā 20-74svātmārāmakṛ° ṭī° jyotsnā; on folio 115v (in black ink): vrahmānaṃdakṛ° jyotsnā haṭhapradīpikā saṭīkā 115.


  • titleRunning marginal title: haṭha° jyo°.


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 Revised and Completed by E. H. Johnston [unpublished handlist] T.Gambier Parry; E. H.Johnston Oxford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