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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2556 - Śuka Yantīndra - Praśnottararatnamālā
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2556 - Śuka Yantīndra - Praśnottararatnamālā
Author:
Śuka Yantīndra
Title:
Praśnottararatnamālā, circa 1700-1850.
Garland of jewels in the form of questions and answers
Physical description:
1 item (3 leaves) : paper ; 14 x 25 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript used for public or private recitation, prayer, and contemplation. The title translated into English is Garland of jewels in the form of questions and answers. The work is written in poetic verse and asks 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. Sometimes the text is attributed to Śaṅkarācārya.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 3v).
Written in 10-11 lines.
3 leaves foliated 1-3, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śukayatīṃdraviracitā praśnottararatnamālāsamāptā // 1 // (f. 3v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some significant phrases highlighted in red.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2556.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2556
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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