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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2345 Bhagavadgītāmāhātmya / भगवद्गीतामाहात्म्य

Title

Bhagavadgītāmāhātmya
भगवद्गीतामाहात्म्य

Call number

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2345
(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

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.

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Extent

1 item (3 leaves) : 8 x 12 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon: iti vārāhapu[rāṇe] śrīmahāvārāhapṛthivīsaṃ[vāde] śrībhagavadgītāmāhātmyaṃ saṃ[āptaṃ] śrī (f. 3r).

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fol. 1r
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fol. 1v
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fol. 2r
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fol. 2v
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fol. 3r
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fol. 3v
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