Look Inside

मानसोल्लास: भारतीय सांस्कृतिक विश्वकोश - Mana Sollasa : Indian Cultural Encyclopedia (Set of 5 Parts)

FREE Delivery
Express Shipping
Translated with Original Text and Embellished with in Situ Ample Comments
Express Shipping: Guaranteed Dispatch in 24 hours
Delivery Ships in 1-3 days
Item Code: UAH199
Publisher: Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office
Author: Krishan Jugnu
Language: Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation
Edition: 2021
Pages: 1677 (Throughout B/W Illustrations)
Other Details 9.00 X 6.00 inch
Weight 2.33 kg
Book Description
Vol-1: 9788170805229
Vol-2: 9788170805236
Vol-3: 9788170805243
Vol-4: 9788170805502
Vol-5: 9788170805519

The first installment of the long-announced Manasollasa, otherwise known as the Abhilasitarthachintamani, which purports to have been composed by the great Western Chalukya King Bhulokamalla Somesvara, son of Vikramaditya VI, is now offered to the public. It is a voluminous work, extending to about 8000 Granthas, and is divided into five Vimsatis, each containing 201 Adhyayas of chapters of unequal length, some chapters again including several subsections. The whole work is thus divided into one hundred chapters, dealing with one hundred different topics on the necessities and written for the instruction of the members of royal families. The first volume represents two among the five Vimsatis, and comprises 40 Adhyayas or chapters.
The present edition is based on the following five MSS:
A. Belonging to the Baroda Central Library. It is a complete press-copy prepared with the help of three MSS.
B. Belonging to the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Poona. It contains 109 leaves and is, though incomplete, a very good copy.
C. Complete though resent.
D. Complete, written in Saka 1592, Leaves are very brittle and the MS requires very careful handling. It offers good readings.
E. Incomplete; in the middle about 50 leaves are wanting. It is older than D. On the last leaves the ink has faded.
The last three MSS belong to the Bikaner Durbar.
The authorship of the Manasollasa is attributed, in the 9th sloka on page 2 and the colophon, to the Chalukya King Somesvara, surnamed Bhulokamalla and Sayasrayakulatilaka. A reference to sloka 371 on page 62 will, however, make it evident that this attribution is incorrect. In this sloka Somesvara is himself made the standard of comparison, and no anther would be guilty of so flagrant a piece of vanity. It is therefore probable that the book was composed in his Court by some prodigiously learned and well informed man, thoroughly acquainted with the royal household, royal necessities and royal whims1.
King Somesvara is the son of Vikramaditya VI, and belongs to the line of the Western Chalukyas whose capital was at Kalyani. Aufrecht in his Catalogues Catalogorum fixes the period of his reign as 1127-1138. In Barnett's Antiquites of India the date is 1126 1138. The date of composition of this work seems to be 1052 Saka (1131 A. D.) as the sloka 61 on page 34 while giving the Dhruvanka mentions Friday as the first day of the month of Chaitra when the Saka year 1051 had elapsed.
It is generally believed that Somesvara ascended the throne in A.D. 1127; but the inscription recording the grant of land made by Mahamndalesvara Marasimhadevarasa to the temple of Manikyadeva containing an image of Ekasaleya Parsvanatha in the 6th year of the reign of Somesvara Bhulokamalla in the year Saka (1052 corresponding to A. D. 1130-31) shows that the date of his accession cannot be 1127; it must be 1124-25. The real date of Somesvara's accession therefore is a matter of controversy which may better be left in the hands of the historians and antiquarians for solution. The date of session, whether 1124 of 1127, does not, however, materially come in conflict with the date given as Dhruvanka in the Manasollasa already mentioned.

**Contents and Sample Pages**

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. What locations do you deliver to ?
    A. Exotic India delivers orders to all countries having diplomatic relations with India.
  • Q. Do you offer free shipping ?
    A. Exotic India offers free shipping on all orders of value of $30 USD or more.
  • Q. Can I return the book?
    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy
  • Q. Do you offer express shipping ?
    A. Yes, we do have a chargeable express shipping facility available. You can select express shipping while checking out on the website.
  • Q. I accidentally entered wrong delivery address, can I change the address ?
    A. Delivery addresses can only be changed only incase the order has not been shipped yet. Incase of an address change, you can reach us at help@exoticindia.com
  • Q. How do I track my order ?
    A. You can track your orders simply entering your order number through here or through your past orders if you are signed in on the website.
  • Q. How can I cancel an order ?
    A. An order can only be cancelled if it has not been shipped. To cancel an order, kindly reach out to us through help@exoticindia.com.
Add a review
Have A Question

For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Book Categories