[South Indian Sanskrit MS 148, Whish MS 150] Skanda-purāṇa


Language – Sanskrit

Date – [1800?]
Palm leaf; 7 lines on a folio; f.1-2 missing, first two folios damaged; folios numbered by akṣaras.

Manuscript consists of the Sūtasaṃhitā of the Skanda-purāṇa. The Śivamāhātmyakhaṇḍa lacks the first folio, the Jñānayoga and Mukti Khaṇḍas are complete, the end of the Yajñavaibhavakhaṇḍa is missing. See also RAS Whish MS 76, South Indian Sanskrit MS 76.

F.3: iti śrīkānde purāṇe sūtasaṃhitāyāṃ śivamāhātmyakhaṇḍe prathamoddhyāyaḥ ||

The Śivamāhātmyakhaṇḍa ends (f.41): iti skānde purāṇe sūtasaṃhitāyāṃ śivamāhātmyakhaṇḍe trayodaśoddhyāyaḥ || śivamāhātmyakhaṇḍas samāptaḥ ||

Text of the Jñānayogakhaṇḍa ends (f.83): iti … jñānayogakhaṇḍe samādhividhir viṃśatitamoddhyāyaḥ || samāptā jñānayogakhaṇḍaḥ ||

Text of the Muktikhaṇḍa ends (f.112): iti … muktikhaṇḍe navamoddhyāyaḥ || muktikhaṇḍas samāptaḥ ||

The manuscript breaks off in the middle of the 39th Adhyāya (which begins f.204) of the Yajñavaibhavakhaṇḍa.

South Indian Sanskrit / Whish Manuscript Collection.

See ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection) belonging to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ by M. Winternitz, with an appendix by F. W. Thomas (London: RAS, 1902) p.204-5. Go to for a digital copy of this catalogue.

J. L. Whish, gift of manuscripts collected by his brother C. M. Whish, July 1836.

Text in Sanskrit; Malayalam script.