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Ms. Coll. 390 Gāyatrībhāṣya

Title

Gāyatrībhāṣya

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Ms. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

In Sanskrit

Summary

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).

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Extent

1 11 x 21 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon: iti tṛtīyasya caturthe daśamovargaḥ vedārthasya prakāśena tamohārdanivākhyan pumarthāṃścaturovedānvidyātīrthamaheśvaraḥ 1 śrīkṛṣṇārpaṇam astu (f. 2v).

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fol. 1r
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fol. 1v-2r
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fol. 2v
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