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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 341 - Ekādaśī
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 341 - Ekādaśī
Title:
Ekādaśī, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (25 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Two separate texts dealing with rites and observances (vrata) of the Ekādaśī (11th day of the 15 day cycle of each month). Worship (pūjā) and rites of the first text are to be performed during the month of Bhādrapada (August-September), in the bright half of the month, and is dedicated to the Hindu deity Vāmana (dwarf avatāra of Viṣṇu), and elsewhere referred to as the Padmaekādaśī. Rites of the second text are performed during the dark half of the intercalated (extra) month called Mala (inauspicious). Both texts are concerned with the removal of sins (pāpa) deal with rites such as fasting or vows of silence (maunavrata) that give benefits to the worshiper or ward off misfortune. Texts are presented as a dialogue between the Hindu deity Kṛṣṇa and the legendary king Yudhiṣṭhira. Manuscript is slightly damaged on left causing partial loss of text (f. 1-9).
Notes:
Title from colophon (Part 1, f. 18v); alternate title Bhādrapadaśuklaikādaśī from colophon (Part 1, f. 18v); second alternate title from colophon (Part 2, f. 7v).
Written in 15-19 lines per leaf.
25 leaves foliated 1-16, [17-18], 1-6, [7], upper and lower right verso.
Colophon (part 1): iti śrībrahmāṃḍapurāṇe bhādrapadaśuklaikādaśī[?]yānāmeti // śrī // (f. 18v).
Colophon (part 2): iti bhaviṣye malamāsasyakāmadākṛṣṇekādaśīnāmasamāptā // (f. 7v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 341
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 341
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
एकादशी, १७००-१८५०.
 
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