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Ayodhyākāṇḍa, 1880; सुन्दरकाण्ड,१८८०

Rāmavarman (commentator for written text)
Medieval retelling of the epic story of the Rāmāyaṇa, wherein the hero Rāma is identified with the universal spirit (adhyātma) and is nonviolent; narrative takes the form of a dialogue between the Hindu deities Śiva (as Maheśa) and Pārvatī (as Umā); traditionally ascribed to the legendary author Vyāsa. In this second section (kāṇḍa) of the Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa, Rāma is exiled to the forest and his father dies. Text contains a Sanskrit commentary (setu) by Rāmavarmaṇ running parallel (above and below) the main Sanskrit text.
Appears to have been owned by a member of the Kānyakubja Brahman community (f. 1r).
Hindu mythology; Rāma (Hindu deity); Sita (Hindu deity); Siva (Hindu deity)
Resource Type:
Poems; Prayers; Dialogues; Commentaries; Manuscripts, Sanskrit; Manuscripts
Physical Description:
1 item (73 leaves) : paper; 13 x 34 cm
Commentator named Rāma Śarmaṇ in the manuscript (f. 73r), but is typically named Rāma Varmaṇ; son of Himmati Varmaṇ (f. 73r).; Title from title page (f. 1r); alternate title Adhyātmarāmāyaṇasetu ayodhyākāṇḍa, related to commentary of Rāmavarmaṇ, from colophon (f. 73r).; Written in 6-8 lines per leaf.; 73 leaves foliated 1-73, upper left and lower right verso.; Colophon: iti śrīmad adhyātmarāmāyaṇe umāmaheśvarasaṃvāde ayodhyākāṃḍe navamaḥ sargaḥ // 9 // adhyātmarāmcarite 'yodhyākāṃḍe navānāṃ sargāṇāṃ saptaśatāni ślokāpuṇyāmokṣapradāḥ puṃsāṃ samāpta śubham astu // (f. 73r).; Colophon (Commentary): iti śrīmatsakalarājavipaduddharaṇasamarthetpādivirudāvalIvirājamānasya himmativarmaṇaḥ putrasya śrIrāmaśarmaṇaḥ kṛtāvadhyātmarāmāyaṇasetodhyākā[ṃ]ḍe navamaḥ sargaḥ // 5 // (f. 73r).; Dated saṃ[vat] 1937 (1880), although written in a different hand on the front cover (f. 1r).; Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.; Non-Latin script record.; In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Physical Location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Manuscripts, Ms. Coll. 390
Collection of Indic Manuscripts