UPADESAMAIA

MS 4466
MS Short Title SRI DHARMADASAGAI
Text SRI DHARMADASAGAÎ: JAIN GARLAND OF INSTRUCTIONS; UPADESAMALA, WITH COMMENTARY BY NANNA SURI, VERSES 9-544
Description MS in Jain Prakrit and Old Gujaranti on paper, Rupnagar, Rajastan, India, 1666, 76 ff. (-16 ff.), 11x25 cm, single column, (10x22 cm), 4 lines main text, 2-4 lines of interlinear commentary for each text line, in Jain Devanagari book script, filled with red and yellow, 17 paintings in colours mostly of Svetambara monks influenced by the Mughal style.
Provenance 1. Sam Fogg, London.
Commentary The text is a Prakrit didactic work of how best to live a proper Jain life, aimed probably at the laity. The Svetambara pontiff Sri Dharmadasagaî lived mid 6th c. The Old Gujarati prose commentary was written in 1487. The colophon gives the place and date, and the name of the religious leader Sri Namdalalaji on whose order the work was transcribed.
Place of origin Rajastan, India
Dates 1666

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