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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 345 Ayodhyākāṇḍa / सुन्दरकाण्ड
Other related names
- Rāmavarman, commentator for written text
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 345
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9956430083503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
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 deities Śiva (as Maheśa) and Pārvatī (as Umā); traditionally ascribed to the legendary author Vyāsa. In this second section (kāṇḍa) of the Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa, Rāma is exiled to the forest and his father dies. Text contains a Sanskrit commentary (setu) by Rāmavarmaṇ running parallel (above and below) the main Sanskrit text.
- Title from title page (f. 1r); alternate title Adhyātmarāmāyaṇasetu ayodhyākāṇḍa, related to commentary of Rāmavarmaṇ, from colophon (f. 73r).
- Written in 6-8 lines per leaf.
- 73 leaves foliated 1-73, upper left and lower right verso.
- Colophon (Commentary): iti śrīmatsakalarājavipaduddharaṇasamarthetpādivirudāvalIvirājamānasya himmativarmaṇaḥ putrasya śrIrāmaśarmaṇaḥ kṛtāvadhyātmarāmāyaṇasetodhyākā[ṃ]ḍe navamaḥ sargaḥ // 5 // (f. 73r).
- Dated saṃ[vat] 1937 (1880), although written in a different hand on the front cover (f. 1r).
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 item (73 leaves) : 13 x 34 cm
ColophonColophon: iti śrīmad adhyātmarāmāyaṇe umāmaheśvarasaṃvāde ayodhyākāṃḍe navamaḥ sargaḥ // 9 // adhyātmarāmcarite 'yodhyākāṃḍe navānāṃ sargāṇāṃ saptaśatāni ślokāpuṇyāmokṣapradāḥ puṃsāṃ samāpta śubham astu // (f. 73r).
- Appears to have been owned by a member of the Kānyakubja Brahman community (f. 1r).
- Hindu mythology
- Rāma (Hindu deity)
- Sītā (Hindu deity)
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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