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Kāmaratna, circa 1700-1850. = कामरत्न, १७००-१८५०.

Author/Creator:
Śrīnātha
Publication:
circa 1700-1850.
१७००-१८५०.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (62 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 26 cm.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 762
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Subjects:
Tantrism.
Rites and ceremonies -- India.
Sex -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Erotic literature, Sanskrit.
Medicine -- India.
Yantras.
Form/Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Treatises.
Diagrams.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 18th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manuscript is used for reference and consultation and is a treatise and manual about desire, human relations, especially sexual relations, as well as medical topics from a Tantric perspective (non-conventional medical practices); includes various rites and ceremonies on how to subdue the opposite sex, among other topics. Many diagrams (yantras) with words, including those of the human body, animals, and architectural structures, as well as floral patterns.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 62).
Written in 4-16 lines per leaf.
62 leaves foliated 1-62, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīnāthaviracite kāmaratne rasādiśodhanamāraṇakathannāmaṣoḍaśoṣadeśaḥ // 13 // (f. 62r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; some folios covered in yellow turmeric powder.
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 5315 (UP 762).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 762
OCLC:
880980271