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MS Chandra Shum Shere b.85(8)

Sanskrit, Chandra Shum Shere Collection


Summary of Contents: A paper manuscript of Gadādhara Bhaṭṭācārya's Gādādharī, a commentary on Raghunātha Śiromaṇi's Tattvacintāmaṇidīdhiti, in its turn a commentary on Gaṅgeśa's Tattvacintāmaṇi. Anumāna, avayava incomplete. End differs from the edition, but matches the ms CSC Collections I, 175.
Gadādhara Bhaṭṭācārya , Gādādharī
Language(s): Sanskrit.

Physical Description

Form: pothī
Support: Paper.

8.5 × 45 cm.

Extent: 46 ff.


Incomplete, in good condition. Extant folios: 1-23, 23[a] (lf. 125), 24-36, (loss of text), 41-44, 45 (lf. 143, śodhapatra), 45[a]-48.


8 lines per page.

Deletions in yellow.

Central blank for the string hole.


Bengali in black ink.

Additions: On folio 1, two lines in the same hand: oṃ namo gaṇeśāya | anumānaṃ … madhyasthasya |, followed by two lines illegible due to faded ink; in a later hand (in red ink): avayavagadā. ṭippaṇī.


  • titleAbbreviated marginal titles, right margin, verso: avayava ṭī.
  • correctionsNumerous marginal corrections, some in Nāgarī, in the same and another hand.


Cardboard cover, library binding.


Origin: 18th-19th century. Bengal.

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 Revised and Completed by E. H. Johnston [unpublished handlist] T.Gambier Parry; E. H.Johnston Oxford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