The Bhaktimandakini:an Elaborate Fourteenth-Century Commentary, by Purnasarasvati on the Visnupadadikestotra Attributed to Ankaracarya (Collection Indologie.: 118)

By: N.V.P. Unithiri, H.N. Bhat & A.S. Sarma (Trs)

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The Bhaktimandakini is a commentary by the Keralan exegete Purnasarasvati a Saiva ascetic who is well known for his learned and aesthetically sensitive commentaries on works of belles lettres in Sanskrit The commentary expounds the Visnupadadikesastotra a hymn of fifty-two intricately elegant verses that describe every detail of Visnu from his toes to his hair as well as his spouses and his various weapons conch discus sword etc This literary stotra composed in sragdhara metre is traditionally ascribed to the non-dualist philosopher Sankara In this publication we furnish a new critical edition of the Bhaktimandakini that of 1911 being now long out of print based on four manuscripts and we also provide a text of the stotra as read by the commentator In the introduction to the edition the authorship of the stotra the life and works of Purnasarasvati as well as the theology of the commentary are discussed A running translation of the stotra follows the introduction and the book concludes with an index for the quarter verses and a list of the figures of rhetoric alankara identified by the commentator Keywords Visnu Stotra. Printed Pages: 238.

Title: The Bhaktimandakini:an Elaborate Fourteenth-Century Commentary, by Purnasarasvati on the Visnupadadikestotra Attributed to Ankaracarya (Collection Indologie.: 118)

Author Name: N.V.P. Unithiri, H.N. Bhat & A.S. Sarma (Trs)

Categories: India, Religion,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Aditya Prakashan: 2011

ISBN: 2855391091

ISBN 13: 9782855391090

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Size: 19 x 25 Cm

Seller ID: 100077

Keywords: The Bhaktimandakini:an Elaborate Fourteenth-Century Commentary, by Purnasarasvati on the Visnupadadikestotra Attributed to Ankaracarya (Collection Indologie.: 118) N.V.P. Unithiri, H.N. Bhat & A.S. Sarma (Trs)