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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1562 Śṛṅgāraśataka / शृङ्गारशतक
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1562
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9967593053503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for recitation and study and is a treatise and a collection of poetic aphorisms by the well-known poet-philosopher Bhartṛhari. The text is divided into two parts with the second part being incomplete. These parts actually constitute the second and part of the third section of a larger work in three parts. Each is meant to be little more than one hundred (śataka) verses and each presents aphorisms on one of three themes. The first part of the manuscript (the second part of Bhartr̥hari's work) is the Śṛṅgāraśataka, or one hundred aphorisms on sexual desire (f. 1v-10r). The second part of the manuscript (third part of Bhartr̥hari's larger work) is called Vairāgyaśataka or one hundred aphorisms on detachment or aversion to passions (f. 10r-14v). Manuscript lacks a beginning and an ending.
- Title from colophon (f. 10r).
- Written in 17-19 lines per leaf.
- 14 leaves foliated 1-14, upper left and lower right verso.
- Internal colophon: iti bhartṛhariviracitaṃ śṛṃgāraśatakaṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // śrīkṛṣṇārpaṇaṃ // (f. 10r).
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double black line.
- Watermarks of a fleur-de-lis and three interconnected circles with a cross.
Extent1 item (14 leaves) : 11 x 31 cm
- Love--Religious aspects--Hinduism
- Sex--Religious aspects--Hinduism
- Self-control--Religious aspects--Hinduism
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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