[South Indian Sanskrit MS 002, Whish MS 2] Ṛgveda-bhāṣya


Palm-leaf; 9 or 10 lines on a page.

Text runs from the 23th Varga of the 5th Adhyāya of the 1st Aṣṭaka to the end of the 1st Aṣṭaka, i.e. Sāyaṇa’s Commentary on the Ṛgveda Saṃhitā, I, 75 – I, 121.

Text begins: atra prathamāṃ juṣasva saprasthamaṃ.

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.2. 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.