Lived in northern Bihar; member of the Maithili brahman community; son of a poet named Gaṇeśvara.
Manuscript used for recitation and contemplation, is a poetic treatment of Sanskrit poetics, literary aesthetics, and rhetoric (alaṃkāraśāstra); title translates as Bouquet of rasa, a reference to a nectar-like flavor or essence correlating to a heightened aesthetic awareness for the hearer of the poem; text uses sexual imagery such as different types of illicit women referred to as nāyikās.
Title from colophon (f. 25r). Written in 8-10 lines per leaf. 24 leaves foliated 2-25, upper left and lower right verso. Colophon: iti bhānudattamiśraviracitārasamaṃjarīsamāptā // śrīsaṃvat 1863 śake 1727 vaiśākhaśuda 15 śukravāsaralikhitaṃ bhikaṃbhaṭṭātmajaviśvanāthena (f. 25r). Dated saṃvat 1863 and śaka 1727 (1805-1806) (f. 25r); dates do not align and so there is a year discrepancy. Scribe is Viśvanātha son of Bhikaṃbhaṭṭa (f. 25r). Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 2384 (UP 529).