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Ms. Coll. 390 Tulasīkavaca

Title

Tulasīkavaca

Call number

Ms. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

In Sanskrit

Summary

Manuscript for private prayer, recitation, and meditation focused on honoring the Tulsi (tulasī) plant sacred especially to followers of the Hindu deity Viṣṇu and known for its medicinal properties (ocimum sanctum). The text comprises mantras that are to be symbolically placed on different parts of the devotee's body as armor, offering protection from various problems and giving benefit, functioning as a kind of amulet. Manuscript ends with the beginning of the second verse of praise from the Tulasīstotra and is incomplete.

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Extent

1 11 x 21 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon (internal): iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe tulasīkavacaṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // (f. 3v)

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