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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 501 Āryāsaptaśatī / आर्यासप्तशती




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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 501
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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University of Pennsylvania


In Sanskrit


Manuscript of is used for recitation and contemplation; title translates as, Seven hundred elegant verses. Deals with topics such as marriage, domestic abuse, love, sex, emotions, and other topics. Opens with a reference to the Hindu deity Śiva and his wife Pārvatī; and references to various Hindu gods and their mythological exploits are drawn on as a source of analogy throughout. Manuscript contains a collection of more than 600 verses in the ārya meter, as about 87 verses are missing (between verse numbers 120 and 208); there are two leaves are foliated 6, with some text repeated; this may be the result of scribal error or of combination of two distinct manuscripts of the same text.



1 item (30 leaves) : 10 x 23 cm



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