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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 329 - Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa kiṣkindhākāṇḍa
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 329 - Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa kiṣkindhākāṇḍa
Title:
Puranas. Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa. Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa. Selections.
Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa kiṣkindhākāṇḍa, 1853.
Physical description:
1 item (46 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 the fourth section (kāṇḍa) of the Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa, Rāma forms an alliance with the monkey king Sugrīva; Vālin dies; the monkey general Hanuman comes to prominence. Manuscript is missing beginning of text.
Notes:
Title from title page (f. 1r).
Written in 7-8 lines per leaf.
46 leaves foliated 1-46, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: idaṃ adhyātmarāmāyaṇaṃ targatakiṣkindhākāṇḍasya pustakaṃ ṣatcatvāriṃśatmatrātmakaṃ anaṃtaśiṣyasyātmārāmasya rāmabhaktasya jyotiṣyupanāmnā raghunāthena likhitaṃ tac chake 1775 pauṣkṛṣṇasaptabhyāṃ maṃ desūryodayavelāyāṃsamāptaṃ // rāma // (f. 46v).
Dated śaka 1775 (1853) (f. 46v).
Scribe is Raghunātha Jyotis (f. 46v) who lived in the village of Bāvadhana, now a district of the city of Pune, Maharashtra; for another manuscript written by the same scribe, see Ms. Coll. 390, Item 321.
Mistakes covered in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins;vertical margins marked with double red line.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 329
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 329
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
अध्यात्मरामायण किष्किन्धाकाण्ड, १८५३.
 
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