A unique, first-ever catalogue on the
Pancaratra Samhita with inventories and details of 460 samhitas.
This valuable catalogue in English will be immensely useful for
foreign scholars, and the remarks in Sanskrit with its English version
will be of great appeal to Indian scholars. By the blessings of
Pramukh Swami Maharaj a tremendous effort was made by Sadhu Parampurushdas
and Sadhu Shrutiprakashdas in preparing the catalogue.
Edited By: Sadhu Parampurushdas (Navya Vyakaranacharya),
Sadhu Shrutiprakashdas (Sarvadarshnacharya, Vidyavaridhi, Ph.D.)
Published by: © Swaminarayan Aksharpith, September 2002
Catalogue of Pancaratra Samhita:
- This publication is
excellent in all ways. Both the saints have done an excellent work.
- Paramahansa Parivrajakacharya
Shri Rangapriya Swami,
(a Vishishtadwaita scholar), Bangalore.
- Today is indeed a very happy day
for me. I am really fortunate that this Catalogue has been published
during my lifetime. My services in the AARSH have been fruitful.
No such research has been carried out since last many years. This
work will provide a new direction for the research in the Pancharatra
- Dr. K.K.A. Venkatacharya,
Former Director of Anantacharya Indological Research Institute,
Mumbai & AARSH, Akshardham, Gandhinagar.
To my great surprise
and joy I found after my return from India that you had sent
me the 'Catalogue of Pancaratra Samhita'. It represents, indeed,
a great scholarly achievement. Every scholar working on sampradayas
following the Pancaratra will welcome this publication. So far,
academic studies have only touched the tip of this iceberg of
material. I am sure that the publication will boost work on
the problems of Pancaratra.
Speaking for myself, I may add that these days I am involved
with 18th century attempts to harmonise vedic and Vaishnava
positions in the kingdom of Jaipur. The debates surrounding
this issue rely heavily on Pancaratric testimony. You can, therefore,
easily imagine how pertinent the Catalogue is to this type of
I thank you therefore most warmly, congratulate you and the
editors and may assure you that I will be an avid user of the
- Monika Boehm-Tettelbach
Head, Dept. of Modern Indian Studies, South Asia Institute, University
IM Neuenheimer Feld 330, D-69120
- Congratulations on the successful
completion of a work that I am sure will be of great value to scholars
in the future.
- Raymond B. Williams
Lafollette Distinguished professor in the Humanities,
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning, Emeritus
- I have received three copies of
'Catalogue of Pancaratra Samhita' [Amdavad : Swaminarayan Aksharpith,
2002-ISBN:81-7526-206-0], for which my many thanks. I am very
glad to see that serious scholars like yourself have taken up
studies of Pancaratra texts and that, further, you take such great
pains to share your knowledge with other scholars through publication
of your work. I am hopeful that this work will prove very valuable
to scholars, present and future, in India and abroad.
- H. Daniel Smith
Professor Emeritus of Religion (Syracuse University)
- I am sure that it will prove useful
in the work of the Sanskrit Department.
- Professor J.
Secretary General, International Association of Sanskrit Studies,
Sanskrit School of Asian Studies,
7, Buccleuch Place,
Edinburgh EH9LW U.K.
- I congratulate the authors for this
beautiful scholarly work which will be of great use to researchers.
With kind regards.
- Dr. Francoise
Professor of Sorbonne University
F. 30170 Monoblet France
- It is the nature of saints that
they dedicate their resources and efforts for the wellbeing of
others. AARSH, under the guidance of Maharaj Pramukh Swamiji,
has undertaken projects of great academic value "Catalogue
of Pancharatra Samhitas" so carefully and painstakingly prepared
by Sadhu Parampurushdas and Sadhu Shrutiprakashdas is a wonderful
gift of AARSH to the scholarly world. Please give my compliments
to these scholars. This catalogue will be a very helpful tool
for the scholars working in the field of Vaishnav Agama literature.
- Shrivatsa Goswami
Sri Caitanya Prema Samsthana