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Pārameśvaratantra (MS Add.1049.1) Pārameśvaratantra (MS Add.1049.1)

252 Aṃśuvarman/Mānadeva era / 828 CE.

Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Library
Cambridge, United Kingdom

One of the oldest known dated Sanskrit manuscripts from South Asia, this specimen transmits a substantial portion of the Pārameśvaratantra, a scripture of the Śaiva Siddhānta, one of the Tantric theological schools that taught the worship of Śiva as "Supreme Lord" (the literal meaning of Parameśvara). No other complete manuscript of this work is known. A note in the manuscript states that it was copied in the year 252, which some scholars judge to be of the era established by the Nepalese king Aṃśuvarman (also known as Mānadeva), therefore corresponding to 828 CE.

One of the oldest known dated Sanskrit manuscripts from South Asia, this specimen transmits a substantial portion of the Pārameśvaratantra, a scripture of the Śaiva Siddhānta, one of the Tantric theological schools that taught the worship of Śiva as "Supreme Lord" (the literal meaning of Parameśvara). No other complete manuscript of this work is known. A note in the manuscript states that it was copied in the year 252, which some scholars judge to be of the era established by the Nepalese king Aṃśuvarman (also known as Mānadeva), therefore corresponding to 828 CE.

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  • Title: Pārameśvaratantra (MS Add.1049.1) Pārameśvaratantra (MS Add.1049.1)
  • Date Created: 252 Aṃśuvarman/Mānadeva era / 828 CE., 252 Aṃśuvarman/Mānadeva era / 828 CE.
  • Rights: Cambridge University Library, Cambridge University Library
  • View the fully digitised item in Cambridge Digital Library using this link: https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-01049-00001/1, https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-01049-00001/1

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