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Kāśīprakaraṇa, circa 1700-1850. = काशीप्रकरण, १७००-१८५०.

Author/Creator:
Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa, active 16th century.
Standardized Title:
Tristhalīsetu. Kāśīprakaraṇa
Publication:
circa 1700-1850.
१७००-१८५०.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (169 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 37 cm.
Subjects:
Dharma.
Hindu law.
Rites and ceremonies -- India.
Pilgrims and pilgrimages -- India.
Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh, India).
Form/Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Treatises.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 18th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manuscript is a compendium and guide used for consultation by those wanting to learn the benefits (such as liberation at death) of visiting the pilgrimage center of Kāśī (Varāṇasī), and the rules and regulations (Hindu law, dharma) that govern such visits. Text is part of a larger work called the "Bridge to the three holy cities" (Tristhalīsetu), which deals with three major pilgrimage centers in India: Kāśī, Prayāga (Allahabad), and Gayā.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 169v).
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
169 leaves foliated 1-169, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmadvidvanmukuṭamāṇikyārdākṣarāṇyātpālāṃkāraśrīmadbhaṭṭarāmeśvarasūnanārāyaṇābhaṭṭaviracite triṣṭhalīsetau kāśīprakaraṇe tanmaraṇānmuktivicāraḥ samāptaḥ samāptaṃ kāśīprakaraṇaṃ ataḥ paraṃgapāpraṇakaraṇaṃ bhaviṣṭhāti śubham astu // (f. 169r-169v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Single wooden board with beveled edges for support.
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 2860 (UP 1618).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1618.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1618
OCLC:
929986147
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