15th-century Sanskrit philosopher, refered to as Sadānanda in the manuscript (f. 12v).
Manuscript is used for consultation and study and is a short philosophical treatise considered a summary or essence (sāra) of Vedic knowledge from an Advaita (non-dualism) Vedānta perspective. Presented as a discourse between the Hindu deities Śiva and Pārvatī.
Title from colophon (f. 12v). Written in 10-12 lines per leaf. 12 leaves foliated 2-12, even numbers only, upper left and lower right verso. Colophon: iti śrīmatparivrājakācāryaviracito sadānaṃdaviracito vedāṃtasāraḥ // (f. 12v). Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; corrections and additions in margins; significant symbols, words, and phrases highlighted in red. Watermarks of an elaborate crest topped with a ornate crown.
Listed in H.I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 4174 (UP 1086).