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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 451 - Mallārimahātmya
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 451 - Mallārimahātmya
Title:
Puranas. Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa. Kṣetrakhaṇḍa. Mallārīmahātmya.
Mallārimahātmya, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (145 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 16 cm.
Summary:
Dedicated to the praise and veneration of the Hindu deity Mallāri, a form of Śiva and his mythology, and sacred places of the Deccan region; the god's cult is especially popular in the state of Maharashtra, particularly among low caste people; refers to purification through bathing rites at pilgrimage sites. Text references a deity who is a hybrid of the Sun and Śiva named Mārttaṇḍa Bhairava. Work is purported to be a part of the Kṣetrakāṇḍa of the Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa, no standard editions of that text include it; thought to have been composed by Deśastha Brahmans of Maharashtra; colophon is in Sanskrit and Marathi.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 145v).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
145 leaves foliated 1-145, lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrībrahmāṃḍapurāṇe kṣetrakaṃḍe mallārimahātmye śrīmallārivākyanāmadvāviṃśodhyāyaḥ // 22 // śrīmallārimārttaṃḍabhairavārpaṇam astu // jejurī // karayāce pustak āse // (f. 145v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 451
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 451
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
मल्लारिमहात्म्य, १७००-१८५०.
 
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