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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1438 Aśvatthapūjana / अश्वत्थपूजन

Title

Aśvatthapūjana
अश्वत्थपूजन

Call number

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1438
(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

Manual with associated rules and laws (dharma) for performing rites, ceremonies, and observances (vratas). First part (Part 1, f. 2-3) is drawn from the Bhaviṣyottarapurāṇa and is an observance (vrata) to be performed during the "extra month" (adhimāsa) referred to as Malamāsa (impure month), an intercalary month often associated with misfortune and considered inauspicious. Performing these rites and observances is thought to alleviate such negative associations. The second part of the manuscript (Part 2, f. 1-4) is for constructing banks of earth around a peepal or aśvattha tree (Ficus religiosa) as part of a larger set of rites. Both works and the manuscript itself was likely part of a larger compendium of rites.

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Extent

1 item (6 leaves) : 10 x 21 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon: iti aśvatthapūjanaṃ samāptaṃ // (f. 4v).

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