Ms. Coll. 390, Item 282 - Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa, active 16th century - Sāmānyapraghaṭṭaka
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Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa, active 16th century.
Sāmānyapraghaṭṭaka, circa 1700-1850.
1 item (77 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 31 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
|Biographical / Organizational History:||
16th-century compiler and arranger of Sanskrit works who lived in Varāṇasī. He is the son of Rāmeśvara Bhaṭṭa.
Manuscript is a compendium and guide used for consultation by those wanting to learn the benefits (such as liberation at death) of visiting pilgrimage centers in India and the rules and regulations (Hindu law, Dharma) that govern them. Contains the overview/introductory section, the Sāmānyapraghaṭṭaka, of a worked called the "Bridge to the three holy cities" (Tristhalīsetu), a work that deals with three major centers: Kāśī (Varāṇasī), Prayāga (Allahabad), and Gayā. There is a numbered table of contents at the end of the manuscript (f. 76v)
Pilgrims and pilgrimages - India.
Sacred space - India.
|Form / Genre:||
Manuals (instructional materials)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from colophon (f. 76v).
Written in 10-12 lines per leaf.
77 leaves foliated 1-77, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmadvidvanmukuṭamāṇikya śrīmadbhaṭṭarāmeśvarasūrisūnunārāyaṇabhaṭṭaviracite tristhalīsetau sāmānyapraghaṭṭake prakīraṇakatīrthadharmaprakaraṇaṃ samāptaṃ // (f. 76v).
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 are marked with a double red line through most of the manuscript.
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 2866 (UP 282).
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 282
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 282
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390