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Naiṣadha. Sarga 1-3, 1832. = नैषध. सर्ग १-३, १८३२.

Author/Creator:
Śrīharṣa, active 12th century.
Publication:
1832.
१८३२.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (49 leaves) : paper ; 9 x 25 cm.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 533
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Standardized Title:
Naiṣadhīyacarita. Selections
Subjects:
Hindu mythology.
Lakshmi (Hindu deity).
Nala (Hindu mythology).
Damayantī (Hindu mythology).
Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Form/Genre:
Poems.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit with a closing prayer in Marathi (Devanāgarī; Marathi in Modi)
Summary:
Manuscript used for contemplation and study and contains only the first three sections (sarga) of this well known story, a Hindu epic love story about Nala, king of the Niṣadas, and his wife Damayantī, how they came to be married and their subsequent exploits. Ends with a praise of the Hindu goddess Lakṣmī in Marathi, written in Modi script.
Notes:
Title from colophon (Part 3, f. 17v-18r).
Written in 7-9 lines per leaf.
49 leaves foliated (Part 1:) 1-17, (Part 2:) 1-14, (Part 3:) 1-18, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmahākāvye naiṣadhe tṛtīyaḥ sargasamāptim agamat // śrīmahālakṣmī // pauṣaśuklacaturdaśyāṃ maṃdavāsare jhāśyāṃ āḍibrekara ityupanāmakabālakṛṣṇātmajavināyakena idaṃ pustakaṃ likhitaṃ syārthaṃ parārthaṃ ca // śrīmahālakṣmī daivyai namaḥ // śrījagdaṃbā mahālakṣmī // saṃvat 1889 (Part 3, 17v-18r).
Dated saṃvat 1889 (1832) (Part 3, f. 18r).
Scribe is Vināyaka Āḍibrekara son of Bālakṛṣṇa Āḍibrekara (Part 3, 18r) the same scribe that copied Item 535.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Cited in:
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 2088 (UP 533).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 533
Contributor:
Vināyaka Āḍibrekara (Son of Bālakṛṣṇa Āḍibrekara), scribe.
OCLC:
851102230