Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2188 Tulasīkavaca / तुलसीकवच

Title

Tulasīkavaca / तुलसीकवच

Call number

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2188
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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Publisher

University of Pennsylvania

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 item (3 leaves) : 11 x 21 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

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

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fol. 1r
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fol. 1v-2r
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fol. 2v-3r
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fol. 3v
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