Kalakacarya Katha; two sadhus

Description

This manuscript of the Sanskrit version of the Kalaka legend was written in 'nagari' script in 1639 CE at Rajanagara, the modern Ahmadabad in Gujarat. It contains six miniatures in the archaic Jain style of the early 15th century. This miniature shows Kalaka and the god, Sakra. Kalaka is shown typically in Persian-style dress, as he is supposed to have led an invasion of Sakas (Scythians) from Sind into western India about 50 BCE.

Full title:
Kālakācārya-kathā
Created:
17th century
Format:
Manuscript
Language:
Sanskrit
Usage terms

Public Domain. Please consider cultural, religious & ethical sensitivities when re-using this material.

Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Or 13475

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