The Sources of the Nama Ghosa

The Nām Ghosā is not derived from any single source. It is not a complete translation of any Sanskrit scripture. It is sarva-sāstra-sāra, the essence of all principal scriptures. Of the 1001 verses contained in the Nām Ghosā, the origin of about 500 verses can be traced to the holiest of the holy texts like:

besides other works such as:

Madhavadeva's intimacy with the subject and his genius for poetic expression have made every rendering as good as an original work.