Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Bilvaṣoḍaśakastotra
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5758162
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Text outlines sixteen parts of a ceremony involving the offering of sacred bilva leaves (from the Bael tree), while honoring and worshiping the Hindu deity Śiva, including his liṅga form. Also discussed are the benefits that result from performing the rites (such as the removal of all of one's sins). Though typically identified with the Skandapurāṇa, the Sahyādrikhaṇḍa is here said to derive from the Padmapurāṇa.
- Title from colophon (f. 4r); alternate title Bilvaṣoḍaśastotra from front and back title page (f. 1r and 4v).
- Written in 7 lines per leaf.
- 4 leaves foliated , 2-4, lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 12 x 13 cm
ColophonColophon: iti śrīpadmapurāṇe sahyādrikhaṃḍe śivopākhyāne bilvaṣoḍaśakastotra // (f. 4r).
- Lingas (Śaivism)
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Bael (Tree)
- Rites and ceremonies--India
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century