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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 570 - Śaṅkarācārya attributed name - Praśnottararatnamālā
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 570 - Śaṅkarācārya attributed name - Praśnottararatnamālā
Author:
Śaṅkarācārya attributed name.
Title:
Praśnottararatnamālā, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (4 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 25 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript used for public or private recitation, prayer, and contemplation. The title means: Garland of jewels in the form of questions and answers, and is written in poetic verse, but asks large religious and philosophical questions about the nature of the world and one's place in it; raises issues such as the cycle of life and death and one's ultimate release from it, especially if one recites the poem. Contains a praise of teachers (gurus).
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 4v); alternate title Praśnottararatnamālika from opening verse (f. 1r); second alternate title Praśnottaramālika from incipit (f. 1r).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
4 leaves foliated 1-4, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīśaṃkarācāryaviracitāpraśnottararatnamālikāsamāptā // śrīśaṃka (f. 4v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 570
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 570
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
प्रश्नोत्तररत्नमाला, १७००-१८५०.
 
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