[INDOLOGY] help with Nyāyasudhā quotation

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Thu Aug 27 06:53:02 EDT 2015

Dear Arlo,

     In his Sanskrit introduction to the first volume of the Nirnayasagara
edition of Patañjali's Vyākaraṇa-Mahābhāṣya (1917, p. 16, fn 5), the editor
Shivadatta Kuddala says that this verse is from Parāśara-Upapurāṇa.  The
same source is given for the traditional definitions of Sūtra and Vārttika.
(Kuddāla, Intro, p. 12 and 14).  For the definition of Sūtra, Kuddāla also
refers to Viṣṇūdharmottara (ibid, p. 12).  On p. 11 of his Introduction,
Kuddāla quotes the following verse from Parāśara-Upapurāṇa:
     pāṇinīyaṃ mahāśāstraṃ padasādhutvalakṣaṇam /
     sarvopakārakaṃ grāhyaṃ kṛtsnaṃ tyājyaṃ na kiṃcana //
>From this it appears that there is a section in the Parāśara-Upapurāṇa
dealing with Pāṇini, and the definitions of Sūtra, Vārttika and Bhāṣya
likely appear in that section.

  I don't have a copy of Parāśara-Upapurāṇa with me at hand, but that is
one possible source to check. Hope this helps.  Best,

Madhav Deshpande

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 4:28 AM, Arlo Griffiths <arlogriffiths at hotmail.com>

> Dear colleagues,
> Can anyone help me trace the precise location of the following quote?
> sūtrārtho varṇyate yatra vākyaiḥ sūtrānusāribhiḥ |
> svapadāni ca varṇyante bhāṣyaṁ bhāṣyavido viduḥ ||
> My colleague Shilpa Sumant and I had once found this definition in
> Jayatīrtha's Nyāyasudhā, somewhere after p. 467 in vol. 1 of K.T.
> Pandurangi's edition (Bangalore, c. 2002-2006); that edition reads
> sūtrānukāribhiḥ. But we don't have said edition at hand at the moment and
> cannot find the quotation anymore.
> A precise bibliographic reference and, ideally, a scan of the relevant
> page plus title page, would be greatly appreciated.
> Arlo Griffiths
> École française d'Extrême-Orient
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Madhav M. Deshpande
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Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
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