Folio of Samgrahanisutra or Samgrahaniratna manuscript

Folio of Samgrahanisutra or Samgrahaniratna manuscript

Partially illustrated Sanskrit text with commentary
Handwritten on paper
Rajasthan, Western India
18th century
Museum no. IS.35:16-1971

A complete illustrated manuscript of the Samgrahanisutra or Sangrahanisutra, a Jain cosmographical text in Sanskrit composed in AD 1136 by Shrichandra Muni. The work is also named at the end as the Trailokya dipi, which is more usually applied to the Sangrahani Sutra of Jinabhadragani Kshamashramana, the earliest work of this class. The work is accompanied by an interlinear text in smaller devanagari script, which is possibly the commentary of Devabhadra. This manuscript is written on 56 oblong folios of paper. The copy is undated but appears to have been written and illustrated in Western India during the 18th century.

This folio (14) has text and representations of the different classes of Vyantara trees on one side, with the other side showing planetary bodies and the distances between them.