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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 256 - Nāgeśabhaṭṭa, fl. 1670-1750 - Laghuśabdenduśekhara
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 256 - Nāgeśabhaṭṭa, fl. 1670-1750 - Laghuśabdenduśekhara
Nāgeśabhaṭṭa, fl. 1670-1750.
Laghuśabdenduśekhara, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (91 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 24 cm.
Manuscript is employed for consultation or teaching and is a grammatical commentary on Bhaṭṭojī Dīkṣita's Siddhāntakaumudī, particularly emphasizing religious aspects or qualities of traditional grammatical treatises as well as elevating the ancient grammarians such as Pāṇini and Patāñjali to a semi-divine status. Manuscript lacks an end.
Title supplied by cataloger; alternate title Śabdenduśekhara from incipit (f. 1v).
Written in 9-11 lines per leaf.
91 leaves foliated 1-6, 31-78, 78-87, 89-114, [i], lower right verso.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; a few folios are treated with yellow turmeric powder.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 256
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 256
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
लघुशब्देन्दुशेखर, १७००-१८५०.
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