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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2345 Bhagavadgītāmāhātmya / भगवद्गीतामाहात्म्य
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 2345
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9957944443503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Small manuscript likely carried as a kind of pocket booklet for use in private meditation and prayer. Dedicated to praising the importance of the well-known Hindu work, the Bhagavadgītā, as a sacred work and expounding on the merits of its recitation, comparing it to visiting various sacred pilgrimage sites (tīrtha). Text opens with a praise to the god Pāṇḍuraṅga, a child form of the deity Kṛṣṇa, popular especially in Maharashtra; presented as a dialogue between the wild boar form of Viṣṇu, called Varāha, and the goddess earth, Pṛthivī.
- Title from colophon (f. 3r).
- Written in 9 lines per leaf.
- 3 leaves foliated 1-3, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; border margins marked with double red line.
- Threaded on left side like a booklet.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 item (3 leaves) : 8 x 12 cm
ColophonColophon: iti vārāhapu[rāṇe] śrīmahāvārāhapṛthivīsaṃ[vāde] śrībhagavadgītāmāhātmyaṃ saṃ[āptaṃ] śrī (f. 3r).
- Varāha (Hindu deity)
- Pāṇḍuraṅga (Hindu deity)
- Hindu goddesses
- Krishna (Hindu deity)
- Vishnu (Hindu deity)
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Puja (Hinduism)
- Songs, Sanskrit
- Recitations--Religious aspects
- Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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