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Viṣavaidyasārasamuccaya

“Amṛtavarṣī Garuḍa” by Sri. P. Chandradasan From the cover of the 2006 edition published by Ullannoor Mana Trust. I am pleased to ...

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Suśruta on Determining Envenomation Status of a Patient

Ninth century Nepalese manuscript of the Suśrutasaṃhitā which has thus far not been consulted for any published editions. The most...

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Summary of the Kāśyapasaṃhitā / Garuḍapañcākṣarīkalpa

A Russell’s Viper (गोनस) The Kāśyapasaṃhitā, alias Garuḍapañcākṣarīkalpa, is unique in that it is the only long text to surv...

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Jayatu Khaḍgarāvaṇaḥ

Japanese Buddhist deity Fudō Myōō (Acala) is invoked by exorcists. Might he be related to Khaḍgarāvaṇa? I have decided to make my ...

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Bheruṇḍā

Bearded Vulture Bheruṇḍā is an old, now obscure Gāruḍa goddess invoked to cure snakebite. She is part of a family of female deitie...

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An Important Distinction

Viṣṇubhaktagaruḍa with Malla king in Bhaktapur I am usually thrilled to be able to work with old manuscripts. The older it is, the...

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LEDMAC User's Group

Garuda on a Torana at Svayambhunath, Kathmandu My colleague Daniel Stender pointed out a new email group for LEDMAC users . It has...

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File Searching Speed

Torana over Shantipur, next to Svayambhu stupa, Kathmandu Noticing that some of my colleagues get results for their GREP searches ...

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यमाताराजभानसलगाः (yamātārājabhānasalagāḥ)

A handy mnemonic device for the gaṇas of Sanskrit meter. (taught to me by Somadeva Vasudeva)...

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Ākāśabhairavakalpa

A well cared for Ākāś-Bhairab mūrti in Kathmandu My interest was piqued by Goudriaan and Gupta’s description of the Ākāśabhairavak...

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Sample XeTeX/LEDMAC File

I am attaching a minimal sample file, containing only one verse, for newcomers to experiment with. To typeset it one needs to have...

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Lightbulb Moment

Clip from my MA edition of the 9th chapter of the Kriyākālaguṇottara. Shows what I had marked as a corrupt pāda. When I was editin...

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Critical Edition Typesetting Notes

This is how my source file looked two years ago. What a mess! Luckily the results are the same once you compile the PDF, see below...

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Visit to the Red Cross Snake Farm, Bangkok

Banded Krait In transit to Nepal, my wife and I spent a few days in Bangkok and had the chance to visit the fascinating Red Cross ...