Re: [INDOLOGY] Sāyaṇa's commentary to Vājasaneyī Saṃhitā 10.28

Christophe Vielle christophe.vielle at
Tue Jan 7 15:00:46 UTC 2020

The reference 10.28 matches with the Mādhyandina recension - cf. Weber's ed. with the commentary of Mahîdhara, and other subsequent eds like the following one from Nirnaya Sargar Press Bombay:

The commentary of Sāyaṇa at the same is to be found in the edition of the Kāṇva recension at 11.38
see here, p. 20 of the second fasc./part (which starts after the p. 148 of the first part):

(it should be on Archiv too, but I was able to find it only on the "Sanskrit Dictionary" DLI mirror)


Śuklayajurvedakāṇvasaṃhitā. Śrīsāyaṇācāryaviracitabhāṣyasahitā,
1 adhyāyādārabhya 20 adhyāyaparyantā :
Mādhava Śastriṇā saṃśodhitā
=Kanva sanhita of the Shukla Yajurveda,  with bhashya of Sayana Charya, 1 to 20 chapters,
[ed. Ratnagopāla Bhatta and Mādhava Śastrī]
Benares : [Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office], [1908-]1915, Kāśī Saṃskr̥ta granthamālā<>, 35 [in three parts: 144, 24 and 194 pp.]

Cf. the sequel:
Śuklayajurvedakāṇva saṃhitā :
Sāyaṇabhāṣyopetā : uttaravimśatiḥ /
sampādakaḥ Śrīcintāmaṇimiśraśarmā, upasampādakaḥ Śrīdivākaradāsaśarmā, sahasampādakḥ Gopālacandramiśraḥ.
ed. Gopal Chandra Misra, Vārāṇasī : Sampūrṇānanda - Saṃskr̥ta - Viśvavidyālaye, 1978.

Both volumes are on Hathi Trust but with "limited search only", cf.

See also the following edition of the Kāṇva recension, without commentary: at the end there is a concordance of the two recensions.

Best wishes,


Le 7 janv. 2020 à 14:08, Jacob Schmidt-Madsen via INDOLOGY <indology at<mailto:indology at>> a écrit :

Dear friends,

I am searching for Sāyaṇa's commentary to Vājasaneyī Saṃhitā 10.28, and since I am travelling at the moment and do not have access to a library, I will try my luck here instead. I have the following translation from Panduranga Bhatta's "Dice-Play in Sanskrit Literature" (Delhi, 1985), but I need to check it against the original Sanskrit:

"The game is played with five dice, four of which are called kṛta, whilst the fifth is called kali. If all the dice fall uniformly (ekarūpa), i.e. with the marked sides either upwards or downwards then the player wins, and in that case kali is said to overrule the other dice." (p. 80)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Jacob Schmidt-Madsen
Postdoctoral Researcher in Indology
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
University of Copenhagen

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