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Mahābhārata, circa 1800-1899. = महाभारत, १८००-१८९९.

Publication:
circa 1800-1899.
१८००-१८९९.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (227 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 18 cm.
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Standardized Title:
Mahābhārata. Selections.
Other Title:
Śatasahasrasaṃhitā
Subjects:
Hindu legends.
Form/Genre:
Codices (bound manuscripts)
Epics.
Illuminated manuscripts.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Contains five texts from the Mahābhārata and includes a full version of the Bhagavadgītā; the final text is incomplete.
Contents:
Bhagavadgītā (complete, from the Bhīṣmaparvan; f. 1r-128v)
Viṣṇusaharanāma (f. 130v-162v)
Bhīṣyastavarāja (from the Śāntiparvan of the Rājadharmottara, f. 164v-188v)
Viṣṇudharmottara (f. 190v-204v)
unidentified text (f. 206v-227v).
Notes:
Title from the colophons of four of the texts (f. 128r-v, 162v, 188r-v, 204v); the Mahābhārata is alternatively referred to as the Śatasahasrasaṃhitā in the colophons of four of the texts (f. 128r-v, 162v, 188r-v, 204v).
Written in 6 lines per leaf.
227 leaves foliated 5-79, [i], 80-132, [i], 1-32, [i], 1-24, [i-ii], 1-14, [i-ii], 1-21, contemporary foliation in ink upper left verso; [1-127], modern foliation in pencil lower right recto. References in this record are to modern foliation.
This manuscript is likely Kashmiri in origin and most likely dates to the 19th century.
There are a number of illustrated miniatures with scenes from the Mahābhārata, the titles and opening text of four of the five texts have thick borders and are decorated with floral or shell patterns.
Mistakes covered over in yellow, some corrections in margins, introduction of speech in red ink, orange border surrounding text.
Non-Latin script record.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Indic 5
Contains:
Bhagavadgītā.
Viṣṇusahasranāma.
Bhīṣyastavarāja.
Viṣṇudharmottara.
OCLC:
155959458