Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Caṇḍobhimānī
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 6913374
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Manuscript is a work of praise dedicated to the goddess Caṇḍā (or Caṇḍī), a terrifying form of the goddess Dūrgā. Contains secret mantras and discussion of the benefits associated with the deity along with food offerings, and more. Possibly some astrological aspects to the text, referring to astrological signs.
- Title from incipit (f. 1r); alternate title Caṇḍāmantrasādhana supplied by cataloger.
- Written in 6-7 lines per leaf.
- 4 leaves foliated 1-3, , upper left and lower right verso.
- Incipit: śrīgaṇeśāyanamaḥ // caṃḍobhimānī guṇavānsakopaḥ suhṛdvirodhīcasakhāpareṣāṃ // (f. 1r).
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; verse dividers highlighted in purple throughout; vertical margins marked with double purple line. Drawing with swastikas on front cover in purple (f. 1r).
- Watermark of a coat of arms.
Extent1 11 x 18 cm
- Rites and ceremonies--India
- Caṇḍi (Hindu deity)
- Hindu mantras
- Hindu astrology
- Manuals (instructional materials)
- Drawings (visual works)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
- fol. 1r — Diagrams, f. 1r
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Decoration: Diagrams, f. 1r