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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 459 Śivavarmakathana / शिववर्मकथन

Title

Śivavarmakathana
शिववर्मकथन

Call number

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 459
(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

Small manuscript for private consultation and recitation containing mantras to be used in a ritual intended to protect devotees of the Hindu deity Śiva from harm (including disease, poverty, and the like). Text also contains a short myth associated with the ritual of placing symbolic armor onto the body of the practitioner functioning as a kind of amulet of protection. Colophon states that the text is from the twelfth chapter of the "Brahmottarapurāṇa" but should likely be "Brahmottarakhaṇḍa" of the Skandapurāṇa (f. 5r).

Notes

Extent

1 item (5 leaves) : 11 x 16 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon: iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe brahmottarapurāṇe śivavarmakathanaṃ nāmadvādaśodhyāyaḥ (f. 5r).

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fol. 5v
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