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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2355 Kāśīmāhātmya / काशीमाहात्म्य
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 2355
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9957556253503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Praise of the sacred Hindu pilgrimage center of Vārāṇasī (Kāśī) in 26 chapters (adhyāya) and elevates the Hindu deity Śiva above other gods such as Brahmā and Viṣṇu. Text aligns itself with the essence of the Vedas and even personifies them as a figure named Vedadharama who engages in conversation with other deities such as Brahmā. Contains a discussion of the cosmic cycles and the structure of the universe. Worship of Śiva's emblem the liṅga is promoted and contains myths and references to the Abode of Śiva (śivālaya).
- Title from title page (f. 1r).
- Written in 8-13 lines per leaf.
- 76 leaves foliated 1-76, upper left and lower right verso.
- Dated saṃvat 1833 (1786) (f. 76r).
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red at the beginning of text (f. 1v-17v); vertical margins marked with double black line; some pages yellow.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 item (76 leaves) : 18 x 34 cm
ColophonColophon: iti śrībrahmavaivartte pṛtīyavibhāge rahasyo kāśīmāhātmye ṣaṭviṃṣodhyāyaḥ samāptaḥ śubham astu rāmarāmarāmayaḥ // saṃvat 1833 // śrīvājñesarīsamīpayanamaḥ rāmaḥ // rāmarāmarāmaḥ (f. 76r).
- Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages--India
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Lingas (Śaivism)
- Puja (Hinduism)
- Hindu cosmology
- Brahmā (Hindu deity)
- Vishnu (Hindu deity)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
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