[South Indian Sanskrit MS 146, Whish MS 148] Sarvārthacintāmaṇi
Language – Malayalam
Date – [1800?]
Palm leaf; from 6 to 9 lines on a folio.
Manuscript consists of the following texts: 1. unidentified fragments (ff.1-4); 2. the Sarvārthacintāmaṇi,an astrological treatise, by Veṅkaṭanāyaka, son of Apparyārya, fragment only (ff.1-22); 3. fragment of the first Sarge of the Bālakāṇḍa of Vālmīki’s Rāmāyaṇa (f.23); 4. several unidentified fragments, partly in Sanskrit, partly in Malayalam (ff.23b-129); 5. a Malayalam commentary on the Karaṇapaddhati (astrology?) (ff.1-60).
Winternitz notes that the copy date is given in Malayalam language on f.129.
Text of the Sarvārthacintāmaṇi begins: hariḥ śrīgaṇapataye namaḥ avighnam astu | śrīmaccheṣagiristhale vinilayaṃ śrī-Veṃkiteśaṃ guruṃ natvā Veṃkiṭanāyakas tv anudinaṃ jātopayayāt sudhīḥ etc.
F.22b breaks off with the words: rāhau vilagne sakujerkaputre rāhau bṛhatbījmihāhurāryyāḥ lagne śca + e
Text of the fragment from the Bālakāṇḍa begins (f.23): lokaṃ gamiṣyati idaṃ pavitraṃ pāpaghnaṃ puṇyaṃ vedaiś ca sammitaṃ yaḥ paṭhed rāmacaritaṃ sarvapāpaiḥ pramucyate ……. and ends: – iti śrīrāmāyaṇe ādikāvye śrīyāmadvādikāṇḍe śrīnāradavākye śrīsaṃkṣepo nāma prathamas sarggaḥ || … śrīgaṇapataye namaḥ |
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.203-204. 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.
Some texts in Sanskrit, some in Malayalam; Malayalam script.