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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 390 - Viṣṇusahasranāma
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 390 - Viṣṇusahasranāma
Mahābhārata. Śāntiparva. Viṣṇusahasranāmastotra.
Viṣṇusahasranāma, 1800s.
Physical description:
1 item (30 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 16 cm.
Text praising the thousand names of the Hindu deity Viṣṇu, attributed to the epic Mahābhārata, but circulated as an independent devotional text used in private or public meditation and prayer. Presented as a discourse between the legendary warriors Bhīṣma and king Yudhiṣṭhira.
Colophon: iti śrī manmahābhārate śatasāhasryāṃ saṃhitāyāṃ vayyāsikyām anuśāsanike parvaṇibhīṣṃayudhiṣṭhirasavāde śrīviṣṇordivyasahasranāmastotraṃ sa[ṃ]pūrṇaṃ // cha (f. 30r)
Colophon, introduction of speakers, and double daṇḍas in red. Mistakes covered over with yellow or blacked out. Some marginal corrections.
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
Poleman notes: "Although this text is assigned to the Anuśāsanikaparva by the copyist, it is actually from the Śāntiparva"; however, the text does not appear in the critical edition of the Śāntiparva.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 390
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 390
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
विष्णुसहस्रनाम, १८००-१८९९.
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