Ms. Indic 9 - Śrīcandrasūri, 12th cent - Saṅghayaṇasūtra
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Śrīcandrasūri, 12th cent.
Saṅghayaṇasūtra, circa 1700-1850.
1 item (57 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 26 cm.
In Prakrit (Devanāgarī)
|Biographical / Organizational History:||
Was a pupil of Hemachandra Sūri, who lived from the late 11th to 12th century.
Manuscript on Jaina cosmology; it includes ideas about the structure of the cosmos and the mapping of cosmological space through multiple charts, graphs, and diagrams. It opens with a praise of the Arhants and includes a commentary in smaller script, running parallel to the main text. Illustrations show Mughal influence on Jaina iconography from the 18th century. Manuscript derives from the Sirohi district of Rajasthan, India.
Gift of Brian Zahn, 1999.
Zahn, Brian, former owner.
Astronomy - Religious aspects - Jainism.
Sacred space - India.
|Form / Genre:||
Manuscripts, Prakrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Prakrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from colophon (f. 57r); alternate title Saṅgrahaṇīsūtra supplied by cataloger.
Written in 5-13 lines per leaf.
57 leaves foliated 1-57, lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīsaṃghayaṇasūtrasamāptaṃ // likhitaṃ // (f. 57r).
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 with yellow highlight. Painted illustrations throughout.
Non-Latin script record.
UPenn Ms. Indic 9
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Indic 9