Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Viṣṇupaṅjarastotra
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5758160
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Mystical hymn of praise to the Hindu deity Viṣṇu that evokes a protective circle or diagram (cakrī) around the reciter of the various mantras in the text. Especially evokes military imagery (battle, swords, spears, and other similar examples), which serve as symbolically protective armor over the body of the devotee engaged in recitation and worship.
- Title from colophon (f. 2r).
- Written in 7 lines per leaf.
- 2 leaves foliated 1-2.
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections; some red highlights throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 10 x 15 cm
ColophonColophon: iti padmapurāṇe viṣṇupaṃjarastotraṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // śrīkṛṣṇārpaṇamastu // śrīrastu (f. 2).
- Vishnu (Hindu deity)
- Hindu mantras
- Protection magic
- Weapons, Ancient--India
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century