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Ms. Indic 9 - Śrīcandrasūri, 12th cent - Saṅghayaṇasūtra
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Śrīcandrasūri, 12th cent.
Saṅghayaṇasūtra, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
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.
Related names:
Zahn, Brian, former owner.
Jaina cosmology.
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.
Other Titles:
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Indic 9
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Indic 9
Vernacular script:
सङ्घयणसूत्र, १७००-१८५०.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Prakrit languages
Century: 18th century
Century: 19th century
Date: 1700
Genre: Commentaries
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Prakrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Prakrit - 19th century
Subject: Astronomy
Subject: Jaina cosmology
Subject: Jainism
Subject: Religious aspects
Subject: Sacred space
Geography: India
Author: Śrīcandrasūri, 12th cent
Related names: Zahn, Brian, former owner
Page material: Paper