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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 346 Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa / मार्कण्डेयपुराण
TitleMārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa / मार्कण्डेयपुराण
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 346
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9957882413503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Text comprises multiple chapters in the form of poetic verse and praise meters and concerns different topics related to Hindu mythology, rites, and ceremonies, especially that related to the deity Viṣṇu (especially his form as Nārāyaṇa), but includes sections dedicated to other gods as well. A notable example is the Manvantara devīmāhātmya dedicated to the great goddess who is said to appear during the eight cosmic cycle (manvantara). Other sections are concerned with other cosmic ages, as well as the praise of ancestors, the praise of the sun (āditya), among others. Text is narrated by the mythical sage Mārkaṇḍeya.
- Title from title internal colophon (f. 143v-144r).
- Written in 12-17 lines per leaf.
- 167 leaves foliated 1-167, upper left verso.
- Internal Colophon: iti śrīmārkaṃḍeyapurāṇe sāvarṇike manvaṃtare devīmahātmenārāyaṇūstutiḥ // (f. 143v-144r).
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double black line.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 item (167 leaves) : 14 x 33 cm
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Hindu mythology
- Mārkaṇḍeya (Hindu mythology)
- Hindu goddesses
- Vishnu (Hindu deity)
- Nārāyaṇa (Hindu deity)
- Ancestor worship--Hinduism
- Hindu astronomy
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--17th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--17th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
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