Sanskrit Manuscripts : Bhāṭṭadīpikā

Khaṇḍadeva Miśra

Sanskrit Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This is a manuscript of the <i>Bhāṭṭadīpikā</i>, a work by the famous 17th-century Mīmāṃsaka Khaṇḍadeva Miśra (also named Śrīdharendra ), the founder of "New Exegesis" (<i>Navya-Mīmāṃsā</i>). Khaṇḍadeva was the son of one Rudradeva and a younger contemporary of Appayya Dīkṣita . He was born in North India around 1600 and most probably died in Benares in 1665 (Ramaswami Sastri 1936: 116-17; Kane 1977: 1199; Edgerton 1986: 18). The work is a commentary or “garland of chapters” (<i>adhikaraṇamālā</i>) on the <i>Mīmāṃsāsūtra</i>s, still very popular in South India. It is most probably Khaṇḍadeva’s second work, written after the <i>Mīmāṃsākaustubha</i> and before the <i>Bhāṭṭa(tantra)rahasya</i> (Gode 1940). The manuscript covers the fifth book (<i>adhyāya</i>) of the collection, dealing in particular with the notion of “sequence” (<i>krama</i>) in a Vedic sacrifice. It is continued in <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''>Add.904.2</a>, which was copied by the same hand in saṃvat 1763 (= 1706/07 CE). It is very likely that the present manuscript was copied about fifty years after Khaṇḍadeva’s death and about nine years before the completion of the c <i>Prabhāvalī</i>, the oldest commentary on the <i>Bhāṭṭadīpikā</i>, by Khaṇḍadeva’s pupil Śambhu Bhaṭṭa . </p>

Want to know more?

Under the 'More' menu you can find , any transcription and translation we have of the text and find out about downloading or sharing this image.

No Contents List Available
No Metadata Available


If you want to share this page with others you can send them a link to this individual page:
Alternatively please share this page on social media

You can also embed the viewer into your own website or blog using the code below: