[Advaita-l] Commentaries and Sub-commentaries on bhagavad-gItA

venkata subramanian venkat_advaita at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 15 01:58:29 CDT 2005

i may add here that i have gone through the work atleast in important slokas.  the printing is really good and the mistakes are relatively lesser, when one compares with other editions.  the foot notes are not that great, he mainly points out whom Dhanapathi Suri is attacking.

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian <rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com> wrote:It seems most of the commentaries are available from the gItA
supersite. One annoying feature (possibly the only one) about at least
the sha.nkara supersite is that the introductons to all upanishhad
bhaaShya-s are missing! For example, a good chunk of the aitareya
bhAShya is missing because it does not correspond to any verse. The
introduction to the bR^ihadAraNyaka on which the monumental sambandha
vArtika is based is also missing. Ditto for the chhAndogya. I don't
know if this is true of the gItA bhAShya also.

Anyway coming to the BG, a book with sha.nkaras bhAshya, Anandagiris
TIkA, bhAShyotkarShadIpikA of dhanapati sUri and notes in Sanskrit by
Sri V Subramanya Sastri and Sri P V Sivarama Diksitar has been
published by the Sanskrit Education Society in 1985. The foreword
specifically states this was done at the command of Sri Abhinava
Vidyatirtha of Sringeri, who wanted an edition without mistakes in
printing. It does call itself a critical edition, although there are
no notes on variant readings, etc. So I am not sure what they mean by
critical. But it promises to be good (caveat: I haven't read it at
all, except the foreword). It consists of 2 volumes.

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On 4/11/05, Ravi Mayavaram wrote:
> Can members list the available sub-commentaries on our AchArya-s
> bhAshyam and also other commentaries that are in agreement with it.
> If possible, please include the publisher information.
> A historical sketch of commentatorial tradition in this regard will also
> be useful [1].
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