Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Vedasāradivyasahasranāma
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5750525
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Text in praise of names of the Hindu deity Śiva referred to as Vedasāra (essence of the Vedas) employing mantras to be used in public or private veneration and prayer. Derived from the final section (uttarabhaga) of the Bilvakeśvaramahātmya of the Padmapurāṇa. Presented as a dialogue between the deity Kṛṣṇa and the legendary figures Mārkaṇḍeya and Vyāsa.
- Title from colophon (f. 31r).
- Written in 8 lines per leaf.
- 31 leaves foliated 2-31, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes covered in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line.
- Mostly written on European stock paper (f. 1-21) with water mark depicting a crown under which Victory is seated on a cross (f. 1).
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 11 x 16 cm
ColophonColophon: iti śrī pādme purāṇe paṃcapaṃcāśatsahasrikāyāṃ s[a]ṃhittāyām uttarabhāge bilvakeśvaramahātmye śrīkṛṣṇamārkaṃḍeyaṃ vyāsādiṃsaṃvāṃde vedasāradivyasahasranāmaikonanavatitamo 'dhyāyaḥ // śrīviśveśvarārpaṇam astu // śrībhavānīśaṃkaraprasanaśubhaṃ bhavatu (f. 31r).
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Hindu mantras
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Mārkaṇḍeya (Hindu mythology)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century