Sanskrit Manuscripts : Ratnamatipaddhati

Ratnamati, Ānandadatta

Sanskrit Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> An almost complete copy of the <i>Ratnamatipaddhati</i> of Ānandadatta , a sub-commentary on the <i>Cāndravyākaraṇapañjikā</i> of Ratnamati (see Dimitrov 2010a, 2014), in its turn a commentary on the <i>Cāndravyākaraṇa</i> of Candragomin with the <i>Vṛtti</i> attributed to Dharmadāsa . The manuscript contains the section covering chapter (<i>adhyāya</i>) 1, quarter (<i>pāda</i>) 3, of Candragomin's grammar. <i>Sūtra</i>s are quoted in abbreviated form. The first readable rule is 1.3.4, <i>māṅi luṅ</i> (quoted as <i>māṅi</i>) on <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(3);return false;'>f. 2r2</a>. The title and the name of the author are given in the final rubric. They also appear in the colophon of another fragmentary manuscript kept in the University Library, <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''>Add.1657.2</a>, covering <i>Cāndravyākaraṇa</i> 2.1. The <i>Ratnamatipaddhati</i> is unpublished and nothing is known with certainty about its author. According to Dimitrov (2014), he may have been affiliated with one of the large Buddhist universities in eastern India, such as Vikramaśīla, Nālandā, or Vajrāsana. If the <i>Pañjikā</i> was composed in the first half of the 10th c. CE, as argued by Dimitrov (2014), Ānandadatta would have flourished some time between the second half of the 10th c. and 1199 CE, which is the date recorded in the colophon of <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''>Add.1657.2</a>. </p>

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