Ref. check- Possible misprint in critical edition Bhag. Gita

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at UMICH.EDU
Sat Feb 27 04:10:39 UTC 1999

Belvalkar's edition of the BG (Hindu Vishvavidyalaya Nepal Sanskrit
Series, 1959) reads 'upAzritya' in (BG XIV.2), but lists the reading
'apAzritya' in the footnote.  In Chapter 13, the list 'prakRtiM puru.sam
caiva' etc. is not given in the text of the BG, but given in the footnote.
The footnote says that this verse is found in mss coming from Nepal,
Kashmir, and Bengal, but not generally found in the southern mss, and is
not seen in Sankara's commentary.  In some mss, this verse is put at the
end of the 12th chapter.
                                Madhav Deshpande

On Fri, 26 Feb 1999, Shrisha Rao wrote:

> On Fri, 26 Feb 1999, Madhav Deshpande wrote:
> > Hello Folks,
> >
> > To clarify the confusion regarding Belvalkar's editions.  I have in front
> > of me an edition of the Bhagavadgita by Belvalkar, published in 1959 (the
> Another question: what does Belvalkar give as the correct reading of BG
> XIV-3, commonly given as:
>    idaM j~nAnamupAshritya mama sAdharmyamAgatAH  |
>    sarge.api nopajAyante praLaye na vyathanti cha  |
> -- ?
> Madhva seems to take the reading as `idaM j~nAnamapAshritya' with the rest
> remaining same.  A 13th-cent. manuscript shows this clearly.  Also, does
> Belvalkar give XIII-1,
>    prakR^itiM purushhaM chaiva xetraM xetraj~nameva cha  |
>    etadveditumich{}chhAmi j~nAnaM j~neyaM cha keshava  ||
> -- which is not to be found in Shankara's commentary (at least the
> published versions)?
> Regards,
> Shrisha Rao
> >                                 Madhav Deshpande

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