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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 323 - Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa uttarakāṇḍa
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Title:
Puranas. Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa. Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa. Selections.
Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa uttarakāṇḍa, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (61 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 22 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Medieval retelling of the epic story of the Rāmāyaṇa, wherein the hero Rāma is identified with the universal spirit (adhyātma) and is nonviolent; narrative takes the form of a dialogue between the Hindu deities Śiva (as Maheśa) and Pārvatī (as Umā); traditionally ascribed to the legendary author Vyāsa. This last section (kāṇḍa) of the Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa contains a description of the banishment of Sītā; fifth chapter of text, sometimes referred to as the Rāmagītā, is a conversation between Rāma and his brother Lakṣmaṇa. Text lacks the final folio and colophon is incomplete.
Subject:
Hindu mythology.
Rāma (Hindu deity)
Lakṣmaṇa (Hindu deity)
Sītā (Hindu deity)
Siva (Hindu deity)
Form / Genre:
Dialogues.
Poems.
Prayers.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 62v).
Written in 7-9 lines per leaf.
61 leaves foliated 1-52, 54-62, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmadadhyātmarāmāyaṇe umāmaheśvarasaṃvāda uttara[kaṇḍe] [. . .] // (f. 62v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line; folios 54-58 written on different paper in second scribal hand.
Non-Latin script record.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 1171 (UP 323).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 323
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 323
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
अध्यात्मरामायण उत्तरकण्ड, १७००-१८५०.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 18th century
Century: 19th century
Date: 1700
Genre: Dialogues
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Subject: Hindu mythology
Subject: Lakṣmaṇa (Hindu deity)
Subject: Rāma (Hindu deity)
Subject: Siva (Hindu deity)
Subject: Sītā (Hindu deity)
Geography: India
Page material: Paper