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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 526 - Māgha - Śiśupālavadha
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Śiśupālavadha, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (3 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 25 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Manuscript titled Death of Śiśupāla, used for recitation, contemplation, and study; draws from epic mythology about king Śiśupāla who opposes the Hindu deity Kṛṣṇa who cuts off his head with his discus (cakra). Manuscript is incomplete and comprises only part of the fourth of 23 books.
Hindu mythology.
Krishna (Hindu deity)
Death - Poetry.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Manuscript formerly housed with Ms. Coll. 390 Item 3044.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
3 leaves foliated 3-5, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins in red ink; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line. One folio treated with yellow turmeric powder.
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 2054 (UP 526).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 526
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 526
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
शिशुपालवध, 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: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Genre: Poems
Subject: Death
Subject: Hindu mythology
Subject: Krishna (Hindu deity)
Subject: Mahābhārata
Geography: India
Author: Māgha
Page material: Paper