Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa sundarakāṇḍa
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5755630
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- Medieval retelling of the epic story of the Rāmāyaṇa, wherein the hero Rāma is identified with the universal spirit (adhyātma) and is nonviolent; narrative takes the form of a dialogue between the Hindu deity Śiva (as Maheśa) and his consort the goddess Pārvatī (as Umā); traditionally ascribed to the legendary author Vyāsa. This fifth section (kāṇḍa) of the Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa contains the narrative about the monkey deity Hanuman's exploration of the island of Laṅkā; he visits the princess Sītā, who is held captive by the demons who live on the island, and sets fire to their main city. Text is incomplete containing only the first six verses of the final, fifth chapter of the work.
- Title from title page (f. 1r).
- Written in 9 lines per leaf.
- 22 leaves foliated 1-22, upper left and lower right verso.
- Colophon (chapter 4): iti śrīmadadhyā[t]marāmāyaṇe umāmaheśvarasaṃvāde suṃdarakāṃḍe caturthaḥ sargaḥ // 4 // (f. 21v-22r).
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
- Written on European stock of paper with discernible watermark, possibly of a crown and various letters and/or numbers that are not quite legible.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 12 x 13 cm
ColophonColophon (chapter 4): iti śrīmadadhyā[t]marāmāyaṇe umāmaheśvarasaṃvāde suṃdarakāṃḍe caturthaḥ sargaḥ // 4 // (f. 21v-22r).
- Rāma (Hindu deity)
- Sītā (Hindu deity)
- Hanumān (Hindu deity)
- Hindu goddesses
- Monkeys--Religious aspects
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century