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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 392 Śivavarmakathana / शिववर्मकथन

Title

Śivavarmakathana / शिववर्मकथन

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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 392
(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

Manuscript is used primarily for private recitation and ritual directed towards the Hindu deity Śiva and includes numerous invocations of Sanskrit mantras or syllables and phrases of power. Reciting the text is meant to produce a protective barrier over the devotee that will protect him or her from harm, thus functioning as a kind of prayer amulet or talisman. Manuscript lacks beginning.

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Extent

1 item (15 leaves) : 9 x 17 cm

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Paper

Colophon

Colophon: iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe brahmottarakhaṃḍe śivavarmakayanaṃ nāmadvādśodhyāyaḥ // 12 // śrī sāṃbasadāśivārpaṇam astu // (f. 16r-16v).

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