[Advaita-l] Fwd: nRsimha karAvalamba stotraM too many significantly different versions problem

Raghav Kumar Dwivedula raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 05:32:31 EDT 2023

Thanks for the response Jaldhar ji.
Is there any online version available of the Vani vikas or Dakshinamurthy
Math edition?

One version which figures as a source for a translation by Sri Anand Hudli

Referenced in a document here

This is a 17 verses version. Happily, it's largely the same as what i
follow except for one error हृत्विवेक (does not fit Chandas) instead of
हृतविवेक (fits Chandas) in verse 11.


On Wed, 26 Apr, 2023, 10:39 am , <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Apr 2023, Raghav Kumar Dwivedula via Advaita-l wrote:
> > Namaste All
> > The nRsimha karAvalamba stotraM is said to have been composed by Sri
> > Shankara BhagavatpAda. Even if a later pontiff of the Sringeri Matha
> > composed it, it remains a popular and significant hymn.
> >
> > However there are too many variants with significant divergence not just
> in
> > a few words here and there, which can be ignored as pAThAntara but in
> even
> > the size of the hymn itself.
> >
> > If someone is aware of something like a critical version of the same,
> > kindly share it. This has been a source of some doubt since years and any
> > input is appreciated.
> >
> I would treat the versions in Vani Vilas or Dakshinamurti Math works as
> authoritative but these are not critical editions as far as I know (In
> fact I'm not sure they don't differ between them.)
> As far as I know, there isn't a critical edition of this stotra.  This
> might be a good research project for one of our academic-minded readers.
> --
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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