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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2353 - Cāturmāsyamāhātmya
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2353 - Cāturmāsyamāhātmya
Title:
Puranas. Varāhapurāṇa. Cāturmāsyamāhātmya.
Cāturmāsyamāhātmya, 1796.
Physical description:
1 item (110 leaves) : paper ; 19 x 30 cm.
Summary:
Presents legends about and praises the importance of the Cāturmāsaya, special four months in the Hindu calendar during the rainy season (Śrāvaṇa-Kārtika or July-November), prescribing special sacrifices to be performed and the benefits that will befall those who perform them. Presented as a dialogue between the deity Varāha (boar avatāra of Viṣṇu) and Dhāraṇī.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 110r).
Written in 12-15 lines per leaf.
110 leaves foliated 1-110, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmadvārāhapurāṇe dharaṇīvārāhasaṃvāde cāturmāsya māhātmye saptaviṃśo 'dhyāyaḥ // 27 // śrīkṛṣṇārpaṇam astu // śake 1718 // nalanāmasaṃvat kārttikaśuklacaturthyāṃ guruvāsare m[ā]hātmya samāptaṃ // cha // śrīlakṣmīkāṃta // śrī (f. 110r).
Dated śaka 1718 (f. 110r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2353
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2353
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
चातुर्मास्यमाहात्म्य, १७९६.
 
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