Sanskrit Manuscripts : Rājamārtaṇḍa

Bhoja

Sanskrit Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This manuscript contains a famous commentary on the <i>Yogasūtra</i> of Patañjali, the <i>Rājamārtaṇḍa</i>. The commentary is attributed to king Bhoja, who reigned in the 11th century, in Dhārā, central India. On the <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(2);return false;'>recto of the first folio</a>, the text is referred to as the <i>Bhojavṛtti</i>, but the most well known title is possibly <i>Rājamārtaṇḍa</i>. However, <i>Rājamārtaṇḍa</i> is also the title of a text on <i>jyotiṣa</i> as well as a text on <i>āyurveda</i> (see <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-02480/1'>MS Add. 2480</a>), both also attributed to king Bhoja. The manuscript is incomplete, and the paper sleeve wrapping the manuscript notes that the manuscript contains only the commentary from book one to the 49th <i>sūtra</i> of book 3 (in fact, the numbering of the <i>sūtra</i>s in book 3 is erroneously advanced by one; the numbering jumps from 22 to 24, skipping 23, so that <i>sūtra</i> 49 in the manuscript should rather be numbered as 48; a second hand has corrected a few of these numerations in the margin). The Library holds another manuscript of this work (<a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-00897/1'>Add.897</a>). </p>


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