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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2657 Anantavratakathā / अनन्तव्रतकथा
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 2657
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9957578323503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Ceremonial work referring to the 14th day of the month Mārgaśīrṣa (November-December), opening with a series of mantras such as the Āvāhana-mantra, the Ardha-mantra, and the Brahmapūja-mantra and pleads both recognition and forgiveness of ones sins. Recounts some of the mythical exploits of the figures Kaudinya and Śusila and, in so doing, relaying instructions for the performance of various observances such as bathing and fasting.
- Title from colophon (f. 7r).
- Written in 11-13 lines per leaf.
- 7 leaves foliated 1-7, upper left and lower right verso.
- Dated saṃvat 1895 (1838) (f. 7r); the saṃvat year 95 is uncertain and unclear, but is the most likely reading.
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 item (7 leaves) : 11 x 25 cm
ColophonColophon: iti śrībhavivyotta[ra]purāṇe anaṃntabratakathā samāpta[ṃ] jādrīsaṃ pustakaṃ dṛṣṭvā tādrisaṃ liṣito mayā jadi su[d]dhaṃm asu[d]dha[ṃ] vā mama doṣo n[o] [vi]di[y]ate // sa[ṃ]vat 18 āvadi 7 (f. 7r).
- Vishnu (Hindu deity)
- Hindu mythology
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Hindu mantras
- Rites and ceremonies--India
- Fasting--Religious aspects
- Bathing customs--India
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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