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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 508 Meghadūta / मेघदूत

Title

Meghadūta / मेघदूत

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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 508
(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 used for recitation and contemplation and tells the story of a mischievous spirit (yakṣa) who has been banished from his service to the Hindu god of wealth Kubera. The spirit asks a cloud to send a message to his wife who remained in Kubera's realm, hence the title of the work, Cloud messenger (Meghadūta). Manuscript lacks an ending.

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Extent

1 item (15 leaves) : 9 x 24 cm

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