Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2585 Kavaca / कवच

Title

Kavaca / कवच

Call number

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2585
(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

Two separate ritual texts contained in one manuscript, both dedicated to evoking protective armor (kavaca) and weapons symbolically through the recitation and deployment of mantras dedicated to specific manifestations of the Hindu deity Viṣṇu. The first text is dedicated to the horse-headed avatāra of Viṣṇu Hāyagrīva and the second text is dedicated to the half man, half lion form of Viṣṇu, Narasiṃha (or Nṛsiṃha). Text presented as a discourse between the deity Brahmā and Sāvītrī (Brahmāsāvītrīsaṃvāda).

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Extent

1 item (7 leaves) : 14 x 26 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon: ity artharvaṇavede brahmāsāvītrīsaṃvāde nṛsiṃhakavacasaṃpūrṇaṃ // samāptaṃ saṃva[t] // 1825 // om̐ śrīnṛsiṃhāya namaḥ // śrīrāmāya namaḥ // rāma // rāma // rāma / rāma // rāma // rāma // (f. 7r).

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fol. 1r
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fol. 1v-2r
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fol. 2v-3r
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fol. 3v-4r
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fol. 4v-5r
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fol. 5v-6r
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fol. 6v-7r
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fol. 7v
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