List of Abbreviations

Manuscripts, Commentaries, and Editions Used in Volume II, Following the Conventions Established in the Critical Edition of the Ayodhyākāṇḍa (see pp. iii-iv)

I. Manuscripts

Northern Manuscripts (N)

forming the Northern Recension (NR) (15 MSS — including 7 Devanāgarī)

NW Northwestern Manuscripts

Ś Śāradā
Ś1   undated

NE Northeastern Manuscripts

  1. Ñ Nepālī
    Ñ1   a.d. 1020
    Ñ2   a.d. 1675
  2. V Maithilī
    V1   undated
  3. B Bengālī
    B1   a.d. 1688
    B2   a.d. 1789
    B3   a.d. 1833
    B4   undated
  4. D Devanāgarī manuscripts aligned with N
    D1   a.d. 1456 W
    D2   a.d. 1773 W
    D3   a.d. 1717 W
    D4   undated NE
    D5   a.d. 1848 NW
    D6   undated NW
    D7   a.d. 1639 NW

Southern Manuscripts

(S) (14 MSS — including 4 Devanāgarī)

  1. T Telegu
    T1   undated
    T2   undated
    T3   undated
  2. G Grantha
    G1   a.d. 1818
    G2   undated
    G3   undated
  3. M Malayālam
    M1   a.d. 1512
    M2   a.d. 1690
    M3   undated
    M4   undated
  4. D Devanāgarī manuscripts aligned with S
    Dd   the version of Devarāmabhaṭṭa a.d. 1840
    Dg   the version of Govindarāja a.d. 1775
    Dm   the version of Maheśvaratīrtha undated
    Dt   the version of Tilaka undated

II. Commentaries

(Note: Spelling follows the conventions established by the critical edition, see vol. 7, pp. 655-56.)

Cg   the commentary called the Bhūṣaṇa (the name of the commentary on the Ayodhyākāṇḍa is the Pītāmbarā) of Govindarāja
Ck   the commentary called the Amṛtakataka of Kataka Mādhav Yogīndra
Cm   the commentary called the Tattvadīpikā of Maheśvaratīrtha
Cnā   the commentary of Sarvajña Nārāyaṇa (as cited by Lokanātha Cakravarti)
Cr   the commentary called Śiromaṇi of Bansidhara Śivasahāya[Note 1]
Crā   the commentary of Rāmānuja[Note 1]
Cs   the commentary of Satyatīrtha
Ct   the commentary called Tilaka of Nāgéśa Bhaṭṭa, composed in the name of Rāmavarmā
Ctr   the commentary called Dharmākūtam of Tryambaka Yajvan
Ctś   the commentary called Taniślokī of ātreya Ahobala
Cv   the commentary called Vivekatilaka of Varadarāja Uḍāli (Uḍāri)

III. Editions

CSS   Calcutta Sanskrit Series. Vālmīki-Rāmāyaṇa, Volume 2: Ayodhyākāṇḍa. Calcutta: Metropolitan Printing and Publishing House, 1933. Edited by Amareshwar Thakur.
GPP   Gujarati Printing Press (also called the vulgate). Rāmāyan of Vālmīki. 7 vols. Bombay: Gujarati Printing Press, 1914-1920. With three commentaries called Tilaka, Shiromani, and Bhooshana.
VSP   (Venkateśvara Steam Press). Śrimadvālmīkirāmāyaṇa. 3 volumes. Bombay: Lakṣmīvenkateśvara Mudraṇālaya, 1935. Edited by Gaṅgāviṣṇu Śrīkṛṣṇadāsa.

IV. Journals

ABORI   Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute
BEFEO   Bulletin de l’École Française d’Extrême Orient
BSOAS   Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
IHQ   Indian Historical Quarterly
JA   Journal Asiatique
JAOS   Journal of the American Oriental Society
JAS   Journal of Asian Studies
JASB   Journal of the Asiatic Society, Bengal
JBBRAS   Journal of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
JIP   Journal of Indian Philosophy
JOIB   Journal of the Oriental Institute, Baroda
JORM   Journal of Oriental Research, Madras
JRAS   Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
PO   Poona Orientalist
ZDMG   Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft

V. Other Important Abbreviations

App.   Appendices to the critical edition of the Rāmāyaṇa
crit. app.   critical apparatus
crit. ed.   critical edition
PW   Petersburg Wörterbuch: Böhtlingk, Otto and Rudolph Roth. Sanskrit-Wörterbuch. St. Petersburg: Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1855-1875. Reprint in seven volumes, Osnabrück/Wiesbaden, 1966.
pw   Petersburg Wörterbuch (abridged): Böhtlingk, Otto. Sanskrit-Wörterbuch im kürzerer Fassung. St. Petersburg: Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1879-1889. Reprint in three volumes, Graz, 1959.
v.l.   varia lectio (a variant reading)

VI. Sanskrit Texts Cited

AdhyāRā   Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa
AgniP   Agnipurāṇa
AitĀ   Aitareyāraṇyaka
AitBr   Aitareyabrāhmaṇa
AmaK   Amarakośa
ĀpaSm   Āpastambasmṛti
ĀpaŚS   Āpastambaśrautasūtra
ArthŚā   Arthaśāstra
ĀśvaGS   Āśvalāyanagṛhyasūtra
AV   Atharvavedasaṃhitā
BaudhDS   Baudhāyanadharmasūtra
BhagGī   Bhagavadgītā
BhāgP   Bhāgavatapurāṇa
BrahmāṇḍP   Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa
BrahmP   Brahmapurāṇa
BrahmSū   Brahmasūtra
BṛĀraU   Bṛhadāraṇyakopaniṣad
BṛDharmaP   Bṛhaddharmapurāṇa
Bṛhajjā   Bṛhajjātaka
BuddhaC   Buddhacarita
ChandaḥSū   Chandaḥsūtra
GautDS   Gautamadharmasūtra
GobhiSm   Gobhilasmṛti
HariVaṃ   Harivaṃśa
Hitopa   Hitopadeśa
KāmSū   Kāmasūtra
KāśiVṛ   Kāśikāvṛtti
KāṭhU   Kāṭhakopaniṣad
KātyŚS   Kātyāyanaśrautasūtra
KauṣīBr   Kauṣītakibrāhmaṇa
KauṣīBrU   Kauṣītakibrāhmaṇopaniṣad
Kāvyālaṅ   Kāvyālaṅkāra [of Rudraṭa]
KāvyPra   Kāvyaprakāśa
KumāSaṃ   Kumārasaṃbhava
KūrmaP   Kūrmapurāṇa
LāṭyāŚS   Lāṭyāyanīyaśrautasūtra
MahāBh   Vyākaraṇamahābhāṣya
MahāvīC   Mahāvīracarita
MaiS   Maitrāyaṇīsaṃhitā
MaiU   Maitrāyaṇyupaniṣad
ManuSm   Manusmṛti
MārkP   Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa
MatsyaP   Matsyapurāṇa
MBh   Mahābhārata
MīmāSū   Mīmāṃsāsūtra
Mṛcch   Mṛcchakaṭika
NāraSm   Nāradasmṛti
Nigh   Nighaṇṭu
Nir   Nirukta
NītiSā   Nītisāra
Pā   Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī
PadmaP   Padmapurāṇa
PañcBr   Pañcaviṃśabrāhmaṇa
PañcT   Pañcatantra
ParāSm   Parāśarasmṛti
PraśnaU   Praśnopaniṣad
RaghuVa   Raghuvaṃśa
Rām   Rāmāyaṇa
RāmāCam   Rāmāyaṇacampū
RāmāMañ   Rāmāyaṇamañjarī
ṚV   Ṛgvedasaṃhitā
SāhiDa   Sāhityadarpaṇa
Śāk   Abhijñānaśākuntala
ŚāṅkhāĀ   Śāṅkhāyanāraṇyaka
ŚāṅkhāBr   Śāṅkhāyanabrāhmaṇa
ŚānkhāGS   Śānkhāyanagṛhyasūtra
ŚāṅkhāSS   Śānkhāyanaśrautasūtra
SarvaDaSaṃ   Sarvadarśanasaṃgraha
ŚatBr   Śatapathabrāhmaṇa
ŚatTrayī   Śatakatrayī = Bhartṛharisubhāṣitasaṃgraha
SatyāŚS   Satyāṣādhaśrautasūtra
Saund   Saundarananda
SkandP   Skandapurāṇa
SūktiRa   Sūktiratnahāra
TaiBr   Taittirīyabrāhmaṇa
TaiPrāti   Taittirīyaprātiśākhya
TaiS   Taittirīyasaṃhitā
TaiU   Taittirīyopaniṣad
UttaRāC   Uttararāmacarita
Vaija   Vaijayantī
VājaS   Vājasaneyisaṃhitā
VāmaP   Vāmanapurāṇa
VāsiDS   Vāsiṣṭhadharmaśāstra
VāyuP   Vāyupurāṇa
VetāPañ   Vetālapañcaviṃśati
ViṣṇuP   Viṣṇupurāṇa
ViśvaPra   Viśvaprakāśa
YājñaSm   Yājñavalkyasmṛti
YogSū   Yogasūtra
YogVā   Yogavāsiṣṭha
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