Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Saundaryalaharīstotra
Other related names
- Lālajī Śarmaṇ, former owner
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5947260
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Manuscript would be used for private or public recitation, prayer, and contemplation in honor, praise, and worship of the Hindu deity Kṛṣṇa. Though constructed as a poetic hymn, the work discusses philosophical idea's from Śaṅkara's Advaita Vedanta school of Indian philosophy (darśan). Opens with a reference to Śiva/Śaktī union, suggesting the possible śaktization of the text and Tantric influence.
- Title from colophon (f. 26r).
- Written in 5 lines per leaf.
- 26 leaves foliated 1-26, upper left and lower right verso.
- Dated saṃvat 1820 adhikajyeṣṭakṛṣṇā 13 (Friday, July 8, 1763) (f. 16r).
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; some folios treated with red wash.
Extent1 9 x 23 cm
ColophonColophon: iti śrīmadgoviṃdabhagavatpādapūjyaśrīśaṃkarācāryaviracitaṃ sauṃdaryyalaharīstotraṃ saṃpūrṇam // śivam astu // saṃbat 1820 adhikajyeṣṭakṛṣṇā 13 guruvāsare taddine likhītaṃ lālajīśarmaṇe svārthaṃ parārthaṃ kāśīmadhye brahme ghāṭe brahmeśvaraśamīpaśivam astu // rāmacaṃdrāya namaḥ // (f. 26r).
- Formerly owned by Lālajī Śarmaṇ (f. 26r) who lived in Vārāṇasī near the Brahmeśvara liṅga temple at the Brahmā ghāṭa along the Ganges river.
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Hindu hymns, Sanskrit
- Hinduism--Prayers and devotions
- Indian philosophy
- Krishna (Hindu deity)
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Śakti (Hindu deity)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century