Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2401 Pañcakrośīmāhātmya / पञ्चक्रोशीमाहात्म्य

Title

Pañcakrośīmāhātmya / पञ्चक्रोशीमाहात्म्य

Call number

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2401
(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

Text celebrating the greatness (māhātmya) of the city of Varāṇasī (also Kāśī) by its name of Pañcakrośī, a reference to the city's traditional size given at five krośa or approximately 10 miles, a distance and circuit of temple sites that pilgrims are thought to be able to complete in five days. Discusses the creation of the worlds and the centrality of this place to it and praises the god Śiva throughout. The discourse of the legendary sages Agasti and Jaigīṣṭa figure prominently throughout. Secondary text (Payaḥ snānam) on ritual bathing completes the manuscript (f. 19v).

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Extent

1 item (20 leaves) : 12 x 28 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon: iti śrībrahmavaivarte tṛtīyavibhāge paṃcakrośīmāhātmye paṃcamodhyāyaḥ // 5 // paṃcakrosīmāhātmasamāptaṃ // śrīkāsīviśveśvarārpaṇam astu // cha // cha // cha // cha // cha // (f. 19r).

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