Decoding date in Sanskrit verse

diwakar acharya acharyadiwakar at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 30 15:21:01 UTC 2005

"rAmAdrinAgaSaSacihnamite" (rAma =3, adri=7, nAga=8, SaSacihna=1) gives 
vikrama 1873 and
"sutaSaSAnkatithau" gives .sa.s.thii.



Diwakar Acharya
Abteilung f. Kultur u. Geschichte Indiens u. Tibets
Asia-Africa Institute
University of Hamburg

>From: Jenni Cover <jenni.cover at URNET.COM.AU>
>Reply-To: Indology <INDOLOGY at>
>Subject: Decoding date in Sanskrit verse
>Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 10:37:12 +1100
>Can anyone help decode the date in this verse (from the commentary, written
>by Divakara, on Bodhasara, written by Narahari).
>Sake gajatrimunibhUmimite tu varshe
>rAmAdrinAgaSaSacihnamite tapasye
>pakshe site sutaSaSAnkatithau jnavAre
>vyAkhyA samAptimagamadvibudhaikavandyA
>I think the first line says: In the year 1738 in the shAka era, which
>becomes 1816 in our calendar. (gaja =8, tri=3,muni=7,bhUmi=1)
>In the second line tapasya can mean the month phAlguna (feb/mar).
>In the third line pakshe site can mean the bright half of the lunar month,
>jnavAre can mean Wednesday
>vyAkhyA = gloss or commentary, samAptim=finished, completed
>Jenni Cover,
>PhD Student, University of Sydney, Australia
>When it comes welcome it.
>Do not hinder it as it goes.
>In whatever form it comes, everything and everyone is gladly accepted.
>This is the best discipline.
>from Bodhasara by Narahari

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