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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2409 Viśveśvaradarśanādimahimā / विश्वेश्वरदर्शनादिमहिमा
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 2409
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9972536103503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Text celebrating and discussing the benefits of visiting the pilgrimage site called Viśveśvara in the Hindu sacred city of Varāṇasī (also Kāśī). The site hosts a significant manifestation of the deity Śiva, recognized throughout India, in the form of a liṅga, a cylindrical stone icon, the emblem of the deity. The text is compiled from purāṇic sources such as the Liṅgapurāṇa, Matsyapurāṇa, Kūrmapurāṇa, Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa, Skandapurāṇa (especially its Kāśīkhaṇḍa), Garuḍapurāṇa, and others. Manuscript lacks an ending.
- Title from incipit (f. 1r).
- Written in 14-17 lines per leaf.
- 22 leaves foliated 1-22, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
Extent1 item (22 leaves) : 10 x 25 cm
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Lingas (Śaivism)
- Rites and ceremonies--India
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Pilgrims and pilgrimages--India
- Hymns (documents)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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