Hatha Yoga Pradipika Commentaries
dominic.goodall at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 22 00:16:07 EST 2006
I think it rather unlikely that the Umaapati who wrote the
Ha.thapradiipikaa.tippa.na (NCC, vol. II, p.391, column 2) was the
14th-century "saiva author of the same name.
It seems to me, by the way, that one can one distinguish at least 3
"saiva authors whose works have been ascribed to the same 14th-
century figure (introduction to my edition of the Paraakhyatantra,
Umaapati is simply rather a common name: the NCC distinguishes more
than 30 of them.
Yours, with best wishes,
Dr. Dominic Goodall
Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient
On 22 Nov 2006, at 09:03, joel bordeaux wrote:
> Hello. I'm wondering if any of the Sanskrit Hatha Yoga Pradipika
> commentaries other than Brahmananda's have been edited and, if so,
> where one might find them.
> Rumor has it that Umapati, who I'm assuming is the 14th cent author
> of Shivaprakasham, wrote one, as did Ramananda/Advaita Tirtha, who
> seems to have lived in Andhra mid 18th cent.
> Other names I've seen are Mahadeva and Vrajabhusana (Mishra?),
> about whom I am unable even to speculate.
> Joel Bordeaux
> Columbia University
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