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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 322 Syamantakopākhyāna / स्यमन्तकोपाख्यान

Title

Syamantakopākhyāna / स्यमन्तकोपाख्यान

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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 322
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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Publisher

University of Pennsylvania

Language

In Sanskrit

Summary

Manuscript for private or public use in prayer, recitation, reflection, and practice of rites. The first part (f. 1) is a short commentary (bhāṣya) on the Tryastriṃśatsūtra, a text dealing with Hindu cosmology. The second part of the manuscript opens with a description of the veneration and worship of different forms of the Hindu deity, the elephant-headed Gaṇeśa. The text then gives a mythic account of the sun's gift of the gold-producing Syamantaka jewel to the legendary figure Satrājita and the subsequent adventures involving the legendary king Kṛṣṇa and the king of bears, Jāmbavāna. Presented as a discourse between kings Yudhiṣṭhira and Kṛṣṇa.

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Extent

1 item (7 leaves) : 12 x 23 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon: iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe syamaṃtakopākhyānaṃ samāptam // saṃvat 1941 // (f. 6r).

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