Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Śītalāstotra
Other related names
- Sahastrabudhi, former owner
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5827738
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Small manuscript for private use, recitation, and prayers dedicated to the worship (pūjā) of the Hindu goddess of smallpox and diseases Śītalā, who is described as riding atop a donkey. Text relates a mythic encounter between the goddess and the deity Śiva and his praise (stotra) of her. Narrated by the deity Skanda.
- Title from colophon (f. 3v).
- Written in 7-9 lines per leaf.
- 3 leaves foliated 1-3, upper left verso.
- Dated vaiśākhaśukla 15 śaka 1779 and saṃvat 1914 (Saturday, 9 May 1857) (f. 3v).
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Extent1 12 x 15 cm
ColophonColophon: iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe vasīṣṭaprārtikasaṃvāde śītalāstotraṃ saṃpurṇaṃ śubhaṃ vatu // mīvaiśākhaśukla 15 śake 1779 saṃvat 1914 śuklanāma idaṃ pustakaṃ sahastrabudhyupanāmakasya (f. 3v).
- Formerly owned by Sahastrabudhi.
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Hindu hymns, Sanskrit
- Diseases--Religious aspects--Hinduism
- Hindu goddesses
- Smallpox--Religious aspects
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Hindu mythology
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century