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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 343 - Sundarakāṇḍa
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 343 - Sundarakāṇḍa
Puranas. Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa. Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa. Selections.
Sundarakāṇḍa, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (36 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 34 cm.
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. This fifth section (kāṇḍa) of the Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa contains the narrative about the monkey deity Hanuman's exploration of the island of Laṅkā; he visits the princess Sītā, who is held captive by the demons who live on the island, and sets fire to their main city. Text contains a Sanskrit commentary (setu) by Rāmavarmaṇ, son of Himmati Varmaṇ, running parallel (above and below) the main Sanskrit text.
Title from title page (f. 1r); second title Adhyātmarāmāyaṇasetu sundarakāṇḍa, related to commentary of Rāmavarmaṇ, from colophon (f. 36r).
Written in 5-9 lines per leaf.
36 leaves foliated 1-36, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmad adhyātmarāmāyaṇe umāmaheśvarasaṃvāde suṃdarakāṃḍe paṃcamaḥ sargaḥ // 55 // suṃdarakāṃḍe sargāḥ paṃcaivādhyātmikaśavdite proktāstrīṇiśatāniślokāstribhuvanavanapāpaharāḥ // śrīrāmacaṃdrāyanamaḥ // śubhamastu // (f. 36r).
Colophon (Commentary): iti śrīmad adhyātmarāmāyaṇetsakalarājavipaduddharaṇasamayet yādivirudāvalīvirājamānasya himmativarmmaṇa[ḥ] putrasya śrīrāmavarmaṇaḥ kṛtāvad adhyātmarāmāyaṇasetau suṃdarakāṃḍe paṃcamaḥ sargaḥ // 5 // (f. 36r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 343
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 343
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
सुन्दरकाण्ड, १७००-१८५०.
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