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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2516 Veṅkaṭeśvarakavaca / वेङ्कटेश्वरकवच

Title

Veṅkaṭeśvarakavaca / वेङ्कटेश्वरकवच

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Call number

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2516
(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

Text employed in personal prayer using mantras for protection, a kind of Hindu amulet, offered to the Hindu deity Veṅkaṭeśvara (referred to as Vyeṅkaṭeśa in the manuscript), a South Indian manifestation of Viṣṇu associated with the pilgrimage center on Tirupati hill in Andhra Pradesh. The devotee symbolically evokes protective armor (kavaca) over parts of the body, employing the many mantras throughout the manuscript. Manuscript also offers the power to remove sins. Manuscript was likely previously part of a larger collection of texts.

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Extent

1 item (16 leaves) : 10 x 22 cm

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Paper

Colophon

Colophon: iti śrīvārahapurāṇe kṣetrakhaṃḍe sūta aunakasaṃvāde śrīvyeṃkaṭeśakavacaṃ saṃpūrṇam astu // śrīvyaṃ kaṭe ārpaṇam astu // nārāyanabhaṭasevāśaṃkara (f. 29v).

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