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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 415 - Dīpadāna
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 415 - Dīpadāna
Dīpadāna, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (12 leaves) : paper ; 14 x 18 cm.
Text describing rules and rites to be followed for offering of light (dīpadāna) during religious ceremonies. Includes a collection of various mantras to be used in recitation, as well as the prescription of homa rites (fire sacrifice), and is particularly concerned with the veneration of the legendary warrior, the one-thousand-armed Kartavīryārjuna.
Title from colophon (f. 11r).
Written in 10 lines per leaf.
12 leaves foliated [i], 1-11, upper right verso.
Colophon: iti dīpadānam saṃpūrṇam śubham (f. 11r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
Formerly housed with Item 413, Item 414, Item 416, and Item 417.
Gathered bifolia with vertical center fold.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 415
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 415
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
दीपदान, १७००-१८५०.
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