Remove these ads. Join the Worldbuilders Guild

Paramesh

Paramesh is one of the oldest found palm-leaf manuscript found in the world.   Palm-leaf manuscripts are manuscripts made out of dried palm leaves. Palm leaves were used as writing materials in the Deshi region and in the Zomia Tropics dating back to the 2nd century , and possibly much earlier. Their use began in Deshi, and spread elsewhere, as texts on dried and smoke treated palm leaves of Palmyra palm or the Ola leaf.   The text in palm leaf manuscripts was inscribed with a knife pen on rectangular cut and cured palm leaf sheets; colorings were then applied to the surface and wiped off, leaving the ink in the incised grooves. Each sheet typically had a hole through which a string could pass, and with these the sheets were tied together with a string to bind like a book. A palm leaf text thus created would typically last between a few decades and about 600 years before they decay due to dampness, insect activity, mold and fragility. Thus the document had to be copied onto new sets of dried palm leaves.

Purpose

Paramesh is one of the oldest Vedic scriptures. It discusses a wide range of topics including cosmology, genealogy, geography, mythology, legend, music, dance, yoga and culture. The 8,000 verses of the Paramesh consist of several interconnected, interwoven, and non-linear dialogues, teachings, and explanations espousing by a Yogi that go back and forth in time and across its twelve cantos.   As it begins, the forces of evil have won a particular battle in a long war between the benevolent devas and aggressive asuras and now rule the universe. Truth re-emerges as a new deity named Krishna, who first makes peace with the asuras, understands them and then creatively defeats them, bringing back hope, justice, freedom and happiness, a cyclic theme that appears in many legends.

Type
Manuscript, Religious
Medium
Organic

Remove these ads. Join the Worldbuilders Guild

Comments

Please Login in order to comment!