[South Indian Sanskrit MS 013, Whish MS 13] Ṛgveda-bhāṣya

Creator – Sāyaṇa
Date [1800?]

Palm-leaf; 10 or 11 lines on a folio.

Text consists of the first Adhyāya of the first Aṣṭaka, i.e. Sāyaṇa’s Introduction and Commentary on Ṛgveda I, 1-19.

Winternitz notes that this is the MS G used by Prof. Max Müller in his second edition of the Ṛgveda with Sāyaṇa’s Commentary. See Rig-Veda-Saṃhitā, ed. by F. Max Müller, 2nd ed., Vol. I, pp.liv, lvi, lvii seqq.

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.14. 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; Grantha script.