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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2276 - Hastagaurīvratakathā
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2276 - Hastagaurīvratakathā
Title:
Puranas. Bhaviṣyottarapurāṇa. Selections.
Hastagaurīvratakathā, circa 1760-1761.
Physical description:
1 item (4 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 27 cm.
Summary:
Text is a description of the observance and rites (vrata) dedicated to the Hindu goddess Gaurī (a form of Pārvatī, the wife of Śiva), sitting on top of a white elephant (hasta or gaja). Rites are performed when the sun enters into the constellation of Hasta (identified partly with the constellation Corvus). Presented as a conversation between the deity Kṛṣṇa and the legendary figure Kunti.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 4v); alternate title Gajagaurīvrata supplied by cataloger.
Written in 10-11 lines per leaf.
4 leaves foliated 1-4, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrībhaviṣyottarapurāṇe hastagaurīvratakathāsamāptā // śrīkṛṣṇāya namaḥ // (f. 4v).
Date of manuscript based on dated manuscripts written by the same scribe (Item 2277 and Item 2292).
Mistakes blacked out. Written by same scribe as Item 2275, Item 2277, Item 2281, Item 2282, Item 2285, Item 2286, Item 2287, Item 2288, Item 2289, Item 2290, Item 2291, Item 2292, and Item 2293.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2276
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2276
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
हस्तगौरीव्रतकथा, १७६०-१७६१.
 
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