Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Ṭokarīyapurāṇa
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5758154
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Praise of the Hindu deity Viṣṇu in the form of Govinda (a name for Kṛṣṇa) for the purpose of protection from despondence, which the text warns is caused by obsessing over the delusion of woman's beauty (such as seeing a woman's breast while at home in her bed) and the inevitability of old age, disease, and death. Text may function as a kind of commentary to or rearticulation of some ideas in the Bhagavadgītā, which contains similar and parallel pronouncements and is referred to by the manuscript (f. 2v). Mention is made of the Ganges river, sacred to Hindus and references to songs and singing. Ṭokarīya may refer to a town in the modern state of Gujarat.
- Title from title page (f. 1r).
- Written in 8 lines per leaf.
- 2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out; verse markers (daṇḍas) highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Extent1 12 x 21 cm
ColophonColophon: iti paribhāṣitasarvāsāraṃ sarvaṃ [astu] (f. 2v).
- Vishnu (Hindu deity)
- Krishna (Hindu deity)
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century