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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 321 - Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa yuddhakāṇḍa
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 321 - Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa yuddhakāṇḍa
Title:
Puranas. Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa. Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa. Selections.
Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa yuddhakāṇḍa, 1854.
Physical description:
1 item (92 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 22 cm.
Summary:
Medieval retelling of the epic story of the Rāmāyaṇa, wherein the hero Rāma is identified with the universal spirit (adhyātma) and is nonviolent; narrative takes the form of a dialogue between the Hindu deities Śiva (as Maheśa) and Pārvatī (as Umā); traditionally ascribed to the legendary author Vyāsa. In this sixth section (kāṇḍa) of the Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa the text describes the march of Rāma to the island of Laṅkā with the monkey army and references pilgrimage sites such as Rāmeśvara and Setubandha.
Notes:
Title from explicit (f. 93v).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
92 leaves foliated 2-93, upper left and lower right verso.
Explicit: iti śrīmadadhyātmarāmāyaṇe umāmaheśvarasaṃvāde yuddhakāṃḍe śoḍaśaḥ sargaḥ // 16 // (f. 93v).
Colophon: idaṃ ekādaśaśatādhikacatuḥ ṣaṣṭiślokātmakaṃ yuddhakāṃḍaṃ jyotiṣyupanāmmābāvadhanagrāmasthitena raghunāthena likhitvā ātmārāmārpaṇaṃ kṛtaṃ // tat śake 1776 ānaṃdanāmābde bijayādaśamyāṃ samāptaṃ // śrīsītāramaṇārpaṇam astu // (f. 93v).
Dated śaka 1776 (1854) (f. 93v).
Scribe is Raghunātha Jyotis who lived in the village of Bāvadhana (f. 93v), now a district of the city of Pune, Maharashtra; for another manuscript written by the same scribe, see Ms. Coll. 390, Item 329.
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line (f. 1-14).
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 321
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 321
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
अध्यात्मरामायण युद्धकाण्ड, १८५४.
 
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