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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2043 - Pañcamāraṇyaka
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2043 - Pañcamāraṇyaka
Aranyakas. Aitareyāraṇyaka.
Pañcamāraṇyaka, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (53 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 21 cm.
Canonical Hindu text deals with symbolic interpretation of the Vedic sacrifice and functions as an ancient commentary on Vedic hymns and as a ritual manual.
Title from colophon (f. 52v); alternate title Āraṇyaka from cover page (f. 1r).
Written in 9-10 lines per leaf.
53 leaves foliated 1-53, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti paṃcamāraṇyakaṃ samāptaṃ // śrīkṛṣṇārpaṇam astu // (f. 52v).
Watermarks of a floral design near the end of the manuscript, possibly part of a coat of arms.
Scribe is Bhāskara Dāḍekara (f. 52v).
Dated śaka 1741 (1819) (f. 52v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2043.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2043
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
पञ्चमारण्यक, १७००-१८५०.
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