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Ms. Coll. 390 Sarasvatīnamasyāmī

Title

Sarasvatīnamasyāmī

Call number

Ms. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

In Sanskrit

Summary

First part of the manuscript is a Hindu praise (stotra) of the river Sarasvatī, typically associated with a heavenly river than an earthly river, its physical location being disputed; and would be used to aid in private or public meditation or prayer. Second part of manuscript similarly praises the terror inducing deity Narasiṃha, who is conceived as half a man and half a lion, and an avatāra of the deity Viṣṇu. Text emphasizes the god's power, strength, and fearfulness. Both parts open with a mantra to the god Rāma rather than to Gaṇeśa, the lord of beginnings, who more typically opens every Sanskrit text.

Notes

Extent

1 12 x 24 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon (part one): iti brahmapurāṇe sarasvatīstotrasaṃpurṇam sūbham astu (f. 1).

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fol. 2v
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