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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 518 - Bhānudatta Miśra - Rasamañjarī
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 518 - Bhānudatta Miśra - Rasamañjarī
Bhānudatta Miśra.
Rasamañjarī, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (22 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 23 cm.
Manuscript used for recitation and contemplation, is a poetic treatment of Sanskrit poetics, literary aesthetics, and rhetoric (alaṃkāraśāstra); title translates as Bouquet of rasa, a reference to a nectar-like flavor or essence correlating to a heightened aesthetic awareness for the hearer of the poem; text uses sexual imagery such as different types of illicit women referred to as nāyikās. Manuscript praises the Hindu deity Pāṇḍuraṅga, a regional deity from Maharashtra linked to the child Kṛṣṇa (f. 22v).
Title from colophon (f. 22v).
Written in 9-10 lines per leaf.
22 leaves foliated 1-22, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmadbhānudattaprākāśetārasamaṃjarīsamāptaḥ // śāke maheśamihikāṃśukalāprayukte jyeṣṭhetuṣārakara ekakalāvaśeṣe // śrībhānuva[ca]racitārasamaṃjarīyaṃ gaurīśvareṇa likhitādharaṇījavāre sarasvatyai namaḥ // śubhaṃm astu // śrīpāṃḍuraṃgāropaṇam astu // (f. 22v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
Scribe is Gaurīśvara (f. 22v).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 518
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 518
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
रसमञ्जरी, १७००-१८५०.
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