Upasargamandanam of Mandanamantri

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Item Code: NAK098
Author: Dr. Dhaval K. Patel
Publisher: Chowkhamba Krishnadas Academy
Language: Sanskrit
Edition: 2015
ISBN: 9788121803625
Pages: 215
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 10.0 inch x 7.5 inch
Weight 470 gm
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Book Description

While working as Sub Divisional Mangistrate in Patan, Gujarat, I came in contact with Hemacadracarya Jnana bhandara, Patana. It has a rich collection of manuscripts. This was a new experience for me. I was literally taken aback to see so many books in manuscript form, which have not been published earlier. I decided to learn the old Devanagari script. A Jain monk named Mahavidehaji helped me out with this. He supplied me with his notes from manuscript lectures. With their help, I started deciphering Sanskrit manuscripts. I searched their catalogue and picked the books which were probably not published. Among that lot, there was a manuscript of Upasargamandanam. When I got enough grip on the old script, I tried looking for other copies of Upasargamandanam available elsewhere and any other available literature on this work. With the help of National Manuscript Mission website, I came to know that there are three documented manuscripts of this work, all of them in Hemacandracarya Jnana Bhandara only. I obtained the Photostats of these three manuscripts from Acarya Sri Kailasasagarasuri Jnana Mandira, Koba and started to work on it. I must express my heartfelt thanks for both the institutes for the help they have rendered to me.

In the meanwhile I also searched for the background of the author and his other works. I found two articles on articles on Mandana mantri which threw some light on the details of our author and his works. They are (1) The genelalogy of Mandana, the Jain Prime Minister of Hoshang Ghori of Malwa, contained in Studies in Indian Literary History Vol. I by Mr. P.K. Gode, published as Shri Bahadur Singh Singhi Memoirs series volume 4 in 1953 and (2) Mandana, the Prime Minister of Malwa and His Work by Mr. P.K. Gode, Published in Jain Antiquary, Vol IX, No. 77, pp. 91-94.

I have used the book "Treasures of Jain Bhandaras" published by L.D. Institute of Indology in 1978 to enlist the works of Mandana mantra. I have used Kavikalpadruma of Vopadeva, critically edited by G.B. Palsule. Sources of Indo-Aryan Lexicography: vol.15, published in 1954 as my base text for cross checking the roots.

I have used these resources extensively in my work. I sincerely extend my heartfelt thanks and deepest regards to the authors of the abovementioned books who helped me a lot in this pursuit. The other books and articles which I have used are noted in the bibliography of the work.

I also take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to my friends, who took the pains to correct the corrupt readings. I also extend my gratitude towards my parents Kirit and Sunanda, and love towards my brother Utsav.

Last but not the least; I also thank my wife Hiral and sons Dhrishat and Sugat, who allowed me to follow this pursuit at the cost of their family time.




  Preface v
  Abbreviations vii
  Contents ix
  Introduction xi
  A detailed analysis of MSS xi
  1 Manuscript no. 6802 (Ms. A) xi
  2 Manuscript no. 6803 (Ms. B) xii
  3 Manuscript no. 9489 (Ms. C) xiii
  Versions of Kavikalpadruma xiv
  Upasargamandanam and the Eastern version xiv
  Upasargamandanam and the western version xv
  An Account of the Work xvi
  Salutation (Mangalacaranam) xviii
  Introduction of the author xviii
  The scope of work xix
  Peculiarity of the work xix
  1 Upasargas selected xix
  2 Roots selected xx
  3 More than one upasargas xx
  4 More than one roots with single upasarga xx
  5 Arrangement of roots (when not in Kkd order) xx
  6 Anubandhas xx
  General meaning of upasargas xxi
  Paribhasa xxii
  Colophon of the work xxiii
  Post Colophon xxiv
  Author xxv
  Author's Grandfather and uncles xxv
  Bahada – Author's father xxviii
  Dhanada – Mandana's cousin xxix
  Mandana xxxii
  Mandana'sons xxxiv
  Mandana's remote ancelstry xxxiv
  Jinhadrasuri – Mandana's Guru xxxvi
  Mandana's patron – Shah – i – Alam xxxvi
  Other works of Mandana xl
  Writing conventions xli
Appendix I List of verbs mentioned in the work with their stanza numbers 28
Appendix II Verb wise list of upasargas and their meanings. 35
Appendix III List of upasarga wise verbs and their meanings 78
Appendix IV List of meanings with corresponding upasarga and verbs 121
Appendix V Anubandhas in Vopadeva's Kavikalpadruma 165
  Bibliography 172

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