[South Indian Sanskrit MS 108, Whish MS 107] Mīmāṃsā-Tantravārttika
Language – Sanskrit
Date – [1800?]
Palm leaf; from 8 to 10 lines on a folio. The folios are numbered by letters, according to the system discussed by Prof. Bendall in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Oct 1896, pp.790 sqq. The same numbering was used for RAS Whish MS. 18, South Indian Sanskrit MS. 19. After f.247 a new foliation begins, by the letters ka, aha, ga, etc.
Manuscript consists of the text of the Mīmāṃsā-Tantravārttika by Kumāriḻa Svāmin, beginning with I, 4, 3 and ending with the end of the second Pāda of the third Adhyāya.
Winternitz notes that there is an entry by C. M. Whish dated 1831, but he thinks the MS. may be about 100 years older.
Text begins: hariḥ | idānīm ayaugikeṣu vrīhyādival lokarūḍheṣu jātiguṇavacanaśabdeṣu cintā na hy ānumānikakaraṇatvānurodhena pratyakṣaprasiddhibādhas saṃbhava[n]tīti pūrvādhikaraṇenāsiddhiḥ nanv ājyai stuvate pṛṣṭhai stuvate bahiṣpavamānena stuvata ity upapattivākyatvād etāny udāharttavyāni tathā hi utpattau nāmadheyaṃ vā guṇo vāpy avadhāritaṃ [sic] vyavahārāṃgatāṃ yāti saivodāharaṇakṣamā sā tu nodāhṛtā sūtrakāreṇa yasmin guṇopadeśa iti guṇavākyasyāśritatvāt, etc.
The first Adhyāya ends (f.30b): iti mīmāṃsātantravārttike prathamasyāddhyāyasya caturtthaḥ pādaḥ || samāptaś cāddhyāyaḥ || The first Pāda of the 2nd Adhyāya ends on f.114b, the second Pāda ends on f.175, the third Pāda ends on f.196b. The second Adhyāya ends on f.205b.
The manuscript ends with the 2nd Pāda of the 3rd Adhyāya: tasmāt sarvavītānām indrasomasavanasaṃbandhitvān mantravat bhakṣaṇaṃ iti siddhaṃ || ity ācāryya-Kumāriḻasvāmiviracite guruvākyaleśasaṃgrahe mīmāṃsātantravārttike tṛtīyasyāddhyāyasya dvitīyaḥ pādaḥ ||
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.149-150. Go to http://tinyurl.com/j3tkdwj 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. Two different hands, a larger one (ff.1-112b), and a smaller one (ff.112b to the end).