Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Gāyatrībhāṣya
- Sāyaṇa, -1387
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 7065661
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Treatise and commentary on the hymn of the Gāyatrī mantra (serving both as deity and type of verse), specifically on its verses from the Ṛgveda. The manuscript, though bearing a title on the first folio (f. 1r), appears to begin in the middle of the text and gives only a partial colophon suggesting that the commentary will help to clear away darkness with respect to the Vedas. The colophon appears to be part of a signature ending to the R̥gvedabhāṣya (or R̥gvedabhāṣyabhūmikā) by the 14th-century author Sāyaṇa, the brother of the Mīmāmsā philosopher Mādhva, to whom the text is dedicated (though not in name).
- Title from colophon (f. 2v).
- Written in 8-9 lines per leaf.
- 2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out.
- Partial watermark, possibly part of a large number or letter.
Extent1 11 x 21 cm
ColophonColophon: iti tṛtīyasya caturthe daśamovargaḥ vedārthasya prakāśena tamohārdanivākhyan pumarthāṃścaturovedānvidyātīrthamaheśvaraḥ 1 śrīkṛṣṇārpaṇam astu (f. 2v).
- Gāyatrī (Hindu deity)
- Hindu mantras
- Hindu hymns
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century