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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2005 Śaktiyuktāyānanta / शक्तियुक्तायानन्त
TitleŚaktiyuktāyānanta / शक्तियुक्तायानन्त
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 2005
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9934319643503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Śaiva yantra (Tantric diagram) to be used in private or public ritual or worship. Diagram depicts a many layered lotus flower (16 petals) containing mantras to various Hindu deities, including different forms of Śiva, such as Bhairava, and various goddesses or Yoginīs, such as Kaumārī who is one of the seven Matṛs (Mothers), in each of its petals. There is a six-pointed star in the center of the lotus. Diagram is framed by a square enclosure that has four portals signifying the directions. Each of the four directions (with the east indicated at top of manuscript) is marked by a different form of Śiva: Sāmbasadāśiva (east), Yama (south), Varuṇa (west), and Kubera (north). Sanskrit mantra: om̐ namo bhagavate śaktiyuktāyānaṃtāya yogapīṭhātmane namaḥ -- is repeatedly written along the bordered edges.
- Title from incipit (referring to the mantra along the border of diagram) (f. 1r); alternate title Anantayantra supplied by cataloger.
- Condition good. Paper brown on edges and folds. Leaf folded twice. Large pink smudge at lower left below diagram. Smaller black smudge at lower center below diagram.
Extent1 item (1 leaf) : 22 x 32 cm
- Hindu mantras
- Hindu goddesses
- Kubera (Hindu deity)
- Yama (Hindu deity)
- Varun̥a (Hindu deity)
- Śakti (Hindu deity)--Cult
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Tantric art
- Rites and ceremonies--India
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
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