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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2399 - Sūtasaṃhita
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2399 - Sūtasaṃhita
Title:
Puranas. Skandapurāṇa. Sūtasaṃhitā. 4. khaṇḍa. Selections.
Sūtasaṃhita. Yajñavaibhavakhaṇḍa, Adhyāya 47, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (8 leaves) : paper ; 15 x 28 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript of a text from a Śaiva work that aligns the god Śiva with Vedic practices. This small section of the text seems to be dedicated to the god Brahmā and is possibly part of a Brahmagītā text. Discusses ritual practices, sacrifice, caste observance, philosophy and other themes. A commentary, the Sūtasaṃhitātātparyadīpikā by Mādhavācārya, runs parallel above and below the root text.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 8v); title of commentary Sūtasaṃhitātātparyadīpikā from colophon (f. 8v); alternate title of commentary Tātparyadīpikā from colophon (f. 8v).
Written in 13-16 lines per leaf.
8 leaves foliated 1-8, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmatkāśīvilāsakriyāśaktiparamabhaktaśrīma[t]tryaṃbakapādā[??]asevāparāyaṇenopapaniṣanmārgapravarttakena mādhavācāryeṇa viracitāyāṃ sūtasaṃhitātātparyadīpikāyāṃ yajñavaibhavākhye caturthakhaṃḍe saptacatvārīṃśo 'dhyāyaḥ // pūrvārdhasamāptaṃ // (f. 8v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2399.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2399
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
सूतसंहित. यज्ञवैभवखण्ड, अध्याय ४७, १७००-१८५०.
 
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