Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Nāradavākya saṃkṣepa
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5402394
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
First chapter (sarga) of the first book (bālakāṇḍa) of the Rāmāyaṇa, a Hindu epic attributed to the sage Vālmīki; Vālmīki appears in the text in conversation with the mythical sage Nārada who relates the story of King Rāma to him; Vālmīki is moved by the death of a song bird and puts the epic story into śloka verse, as a result.
- Title from colophon; alternate title Śataślokī rāmāyaṇa from title page (f. 1r).
- Written in 9 lines per leaf.
- 6 leaves foliated 1-5 (upper left and lower right verso), 6 (upper left and lower right recto).
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 12 x 25 cm
ColophonColophon: ity ārṣarīrāmāyaṇe ādikāvye vālmīkīye bālakāṃḍe śataślokīrāmāyaṇe nāradavākyasaṃkṣepo nāmaprathamaḥ sargaḥ // 1 // śrīsītārāmacaṃdrārpaṇam astu // śrīḥ (f. 6r).
- Epic literature, Sanskrit
- Nārada (Hindu mythology)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century