17th-century Sanskrit grammarian and commentator who lived in Maharashtra.
Grammatical commentary on the author's own grammatical text Siddhāntakaumudī. There is a commentary, possibly the Laghuśabdaratna by Hari Dīkṣita, running parallel, above and below the root text. Manuscript is incomplete. Painting of the deity Gaṇeśa on the cover with what looks to be a dog or monkey faced man serving as an attendant. There are large doodles and designs drawn in different parts of the text in possibly a second scribal hand.
Title from incipit (f. 1v); title of super-commentary Laghuśabdaratna supplied by cataloger. Scribe is Vināyaka Sahasabudhi (f. 1r). Written in 8-17 lines per leaf. 173 leaves foliated 1-173, upper left and lower right verso. Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line. Watermarks of letters and some kind of animal, possibly a lion on its hind legs with a crown.
Listed in H.I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 2609 (UP 1713).