Manuscript is used for consultation and study and is a summary or "essence" (sārasaṃgraha) of another work, the Tristhalīsetu (Bridge to the three holy cities) by Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa, focusing on the problem of overcoming death. Discusses the benefits of visiting different pilgrimage sites and rites such as bathing there. Makes frequent reference to purāṇic works such as the Brahmāpurāṇa and Skandapurāṇa. Colophon (f. 31 v) is followed by several purāṇic verses.
Title from colophon (f. 31v); alternate title Tristhalīsetusārasaṃgraha supplied by cataloger. Written in 9 lines per leaf. 32 leaves foliated 1-32, upper left and lower right verso. Colophon: iti śrīpadvākyapramāṇajñaśrīlakṣmīdharasūreḥ sūnunābhaṭṭojidIkṣitena racitas tristhalīsetuḥ samāptaḥ (f. 31v). Dated śaka 1754 (1832) (f. 31v). Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout. A single wooden board with a carved and beveled edge supports the manuscript. Watermark of a coat of arms of Britannia. Scribe is Puruṣottama, son of Rāmacandra (f. 31v).
Listed in H.I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 2896 (UP 1660).