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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 327 - Nīlakaṇṭha Sarasvatī - Kāśīrahasyaṭīka adhyāya 26
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 327 - Nīlakaṇṭha Sarasvatī - Kāśīrahasyaṭīka adhyāya 26
Author:
Nīlakaṇṭha Sarasvatī.
Title:
Kāśīrahasyaṭīka adhyāya 26, 1912.
Physical description:
1 item (16 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 17 cm.
Summary:
Commentary (ṭika) on a secret or esoteric doctrine about the pilgrimage center of Vārānasi especially with respect to its alternative name Pañcākrośa. Manuscript names different places of worship, temples, names of deities (e.g., Viśveśvara) and is particularly concerned with the Hindu deity Śiva as well as the god's consort in the form of Śakti and with liṅga worship. Work may derive from the Brahmavaivartapurāṇa.
Notes:
Title from incipit (f. 4v).
Written in 13-15 lines per leaf.
16 leaves foliated 1-16, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmatparamahaṃsaparivrājakācāryaśrīśivānaṃdasarasvatīpūjyapādaśiṣyeṇa nīlakaṃṭhasarasvatīvracitāyāṃkāśīrahasyaṭhīkāyāṃvyākhyāyāṃ setudaṃdhābhiddhāyāṃṣaḍviṃś[o] 'dhyāye kāśīsaraṇavicāraniryaḥrṇasamāptaḥ // kāśīrahasya graṃthasaṃkhyā // 5300 // śrīkāśīviśveśvarārpaṇam astu // saṃvat 1969 bhādravadya 4 śanausamāptaṃ // om̐tatsadbrahmārpaṇam astu // (f. 16v).
Dated saṃvat 1969 (1912) (f. 16v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 327
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 327
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
काशीरहस्यटीक अध्याय २६, १९१३.
 
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