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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 322 - Syamantakopākhyāna
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 322 - Syamantakopākhyāna
Title:
Puranas. Skandapurāṇa. Selections.
Syamantakopākhyāna, 1883.
Physical description:
1 item (7 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 23 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript for private or public use in prayer, recitation, reflection, and practice of rites. The first part (f. 1) is a short commentary (bhāṣya) on the Tryastriṃśatsūtra, a text dealing with Hindu cosmology. The second part of the manuscript opens with a description of the veneration and worship of different forms of the Hindu deity, the elephant-headed Gaṇeśa. The text then gives a mythic account of the sun's gift of the gold-producing Syamantaka jewel to the legendary figure Satrājita and the subsequent adventures involving the legendary king Kṛṣṇa and the king of bears, Jāmbavāna. Presented as a discourse between kings Yudhiṣṭhira and Kṛṣṇa.
Notes:
Title from colophon of part two (f. 6r); title of part one Trayastriṃśatsūtrabhāṣya from internal colophon (f. 1v).
Written in 10-13 lines per leaf.
7 leaves foliated 1, 1-6, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe syamaṃtakopākhyānaṃ samāptam // saṃvat 1941 // (f. 6r).
Dated saṃvat 1941 (1883) (f. 6r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 322
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 322
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
स्यमन्तकोपाख्यान, १८८३.
 
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