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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 323 - Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa uttarakāṇḍa
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Puranas. Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa. Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa. Selections.
Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa uttarakāṇḍa, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (61 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 22 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
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.
Hindu mythology.
Rāma (Hindu deity)
Lakṣmaṇa (Hindu deity)
Sītā (Hindu deity)
Siva (Hindu deity)
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
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