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Ms. Coll. 390 Nṛsiṃhakavaca

Title

Nṛsiṃhakavaca

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

Ritual text for recitation, employing mantras used in the veneration and worship of the Hindu deity Nṛsiṃha (also called Narasiṃha, the man-lion avatāra of Viṣṇu). Mantras are recited and symbolically placed on different parts of the body and functions as a kind of amulet, giving symbolic protection to the devotee and bringing them prosperity. Presented as a discourse between the legendary sages Nārada and Agasti.

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Extent

1 11 x 24 cm

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Paper

Colophon

Colophon: iti śrībrahmāṃḍapurāṇe nārad[ā]gastisaṃvāde prahlādaproktaṃ nṛsiṃhakavacaṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // śrīnṛsiṃhārpaṇam astu śrīsāṃbasadāśivārpaṇam astu / śrīkṛṣṇārpaṇam astu // śrīyogīśvaraprasanna // aviramadatulanivahaṃsaṃbhramaravilānīkasevitakepo[laṃ] / abhimataphaladātāraṃ kāmeśaṃ gaṇapatiṃ vaṃde // 1 // śrīrāmacaṃdrārpaṇamastu // cha // (f. 7v).

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