Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Tulasīkavaca
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5821371
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
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.
- Colophon (internal): iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe tulasīkavacaṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // (f. 3v)
- Title from title page (f. 1r).
- Written in 9 lines per leaf.
- 3 leaves foliated 1-3, upper left and lower right verso.
- Vertical margins marked with double red line.
- European paper with watermarks featuring an emblem with a crown and a figure.
Extent1 11 x 21 cm
ColophonColophon (internal): iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe tulasīkavacaṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // (f. 3v)
- Ocimum sanctum
- Plants--India--Religious aspects
- Amulets (Hinduism)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century