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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2589 - Ārṣarāmāyaṇa
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2589 - Ārṣarāmāyaṇa
Title:
Yogavāsiṣṭha. Selections.
Ārṣarāmāyaṇa. Bālakāṇḍa, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (85 leaves) : paper ; 15 x 32 cm.
Summary:
A treatise on Advaita (non-dualism) Vedānta philosophy attributed to the ancient sage Vālmīki but composed by an unknown medieval author. Framed within the mythological world of the epic Rāmāyaṇa, the text is presented as a dialogue between the sage Vāsiṣṭha and the epic hero Rāma. Manuscript is incomplete.
Notes:
Title from internal colophon (f. 90r).
Written in 11-13 lines per leaf.
85 leaves foliated 6-90, upper left and lower right verso.
Internal colophon: ity ārṣe śrīrāmāyaṇe vālmīkīye vālmīkiye vālakāṃḍe caturviśatisahasrakāyāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ śriyā śrīrāmakrī akhyānaṃ nāmasaptasaptatitamaḥ sargaḥ // 77 // (f. 90r)
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line. Final title page decorated with floral designs and a red wash
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2589.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2589
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
आर्षरामायण. बालकाण्ड, १७००-१८५०.
 
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