Sanskrit Manuscripts : Kuśopadeśanītisāra

Sanskrit Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This single leaf contains the last verse (verse 8) of one of the poems in the <i> Kuśopadeśanītisāra</i>, namely the one composed by a certain Aṅgadākumāra. This poem appears to be the first of three poems in eight verses by different poets collectively referred to as the <i> Kuśopadeśanītisāra</i> in a manuscript listed as number 5496 in Shastri's catalogue for manuscripts at the Asiatic Society Bengal (Shastri 1934). The leaf is found in the same bundle as many hitherto unidentified fragments of Buddhist, Śaiva and generally Tantric texts, to which it doesn't seem to be related in any way, although it appears to be equally old. Both the kind of palm leaf and the script are different to other folios in this bundle. This work seems to be unpublished. A commentary to this text was allegedly written by a Buddhist Vajrācārya Bāndhavasena belonging to the Mahāvihāra to the East of Kathmandu, preserved, for instance, in a manuscript in Nepālākṣarā characters dated to 1524 CE (see Shastri 1905:xliv and NGMCP, <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''>B 15-43</a>). </p>

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