Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Śivakavaca
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5822516
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Manuscript for private use, meditation, and ritual forming a protective, symbolic armor for the benefit of a Hindu devotee and for humankind in general, especially for followers of the deity Śiva. The protective armor is laid symbolically on various parts of the body and functions as a kind of amulet keeping away maladies and other ills and brings prosperity. Text is attributed to the legendary sage Ṛṣabha, the narrator.
- Title from title page (f. 1r); alternate title Śivavarmakathana from colophon (f. 11r).
- Written in 6 lines per leaf.
- 11 leaves foliated 1-11, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Extent1 11 x 22 cm
ColophonColophon: iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe brahmottarakhaṃḍe śivavarmakathanaṃ nāmadvādaśodhyāyaḥ śrīviśverārpaṇam astu (f. 11r).
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Amulets (Hinduism)
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century