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MS Chandra Shum Shere c.197(1)

Sanskrit, Chandra Shum Shere Collection


Summary of Contents: A paper manuscript of Rucidatta's Prakāśa, a commentary on Gaṅgeśa's Tattvacintāmaṇi. Anumāna.
Rucidatta , Prakāśa
Rubric: [1v1] śrīgaṇeśāya namaḥ || śrīvedavyāsāya namaḥ
Incipit: [1v1] praṇaya
Explicit: [155v4] asaṃbhavād iti ||
Final rubric: [155v4] || cha || || ❀ || || iti śrīrucida
[155v5]ttaviracite ciṃtāmaṇiprakāśe 'numānaparichedaḥ samāptā || cha || || cha || || cha ||
Colophon: śrīhayagrīvārpaṇa[-1-]
[155v6]m astu cha
Language(s): Sanskrit.

Physical Description

Form: pothī
Support: Paper.

10.5 × 28 cm.

Extent: 155 ff.
Foliation: Devanāgarī numerals, mid-right margin, verso.
Foliation: Arabic numerals, top right margin, recto.


Complete, in good condition.


10 lines per page.

Margins ruled in red.


Nepalese Nāgarī in black ink.

Additions: On folio 1r, in later hands: rucidatta° ciṃtāmaṇiprakāśa anumānaparichedaḥ ||
śrīrāmacaṃdrāya namaḥ
in black ink, followed by the number of folios (155) in blue ink; on the upper right margin, the Āśutoṣa inventory number 4344 in Devanāgarī in black ink; on the upper left margin, ⟨[-3-]⟩māya namaḥ in black ink.


  • titleAbbreviated marginal title, top-right margin, verso (cī° ṭī° a°).
  • correctionsMarginal corrections in the same and other hands.


Cardboard cover, library binding.


Origin: 18th-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 Revised and Completed by E. H. Johnston [unpublished handlist] T.Gambier Parry; E. H.Johnston Oxford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