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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2257 Pārthivasāra kāmyavidhāna / पार्थिवसार काम्यविधान
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 2257
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9957972663503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript to be used in private or public performance of rites, recitations, and ceremonies, directed towards the liṅga (mark or sign), an emblem of the Hindu deity Śiva. Especially concerned with the precepts and rules surrounding the pārthiva or earthen liṅga renowned as the most auspicious. Text also contains a series of mantras dedicated to Śiva as well a mention of the importance of visiting pilgrimage sites. Text may be a collection of rules and regulations about liṅga worship from a number of different sources, especially the Liṅgapurāṇa, although printed editions of the text do not correlate with the manuscript. Skandapurāṇa and some unknown Tantric texts may also be a source for some passages.
- Title from colophon (f. 13v); alternate title Pārthivaliṅgavidhi from the incipit (f. 1v).
- Written in 11 lines per leaf.
- 14 leaves foliated 1-13, [i], upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 item (14 leaves) : 13 x 28 cm
ColophonColophon: iti pārthi[va]sāre kāmyavidhānaṃ (f. 13v).
- Lingas (Śaivism)
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Rites and ceremonies--India
- Puja (Hinduism)
- Hindu mantras
- Manuals (instructional materials)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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