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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 413 - Lakṣmīsūkta
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 413 - Lakṣmīsūkta
Lakṣmīsūkta, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (4 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 24 cm.
First part of the text resides only on the opening folio (f. 1r) and was added by a second hand apart from that writing the second and primary text of the manuscript. It is a short meditative text (dhyāna) on the manifestation of the Hindu goddess named Maṇikarṇikā, possibly related to the temple in Varāṇasī by that name. The second, the primary text of the manuscript, is a devotional hymn used in private or public meditation or prayer in honor of and for the worship (pūjā) of the Hindu goddess Lakṣmī.
Title from colophon (f. 4v); alternate title Maṇkarṇkādhyāna from incipit (f. 1r)
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
4 leaves foliated 1-4, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmahālakṣmīsūktasaṃpūrṇam // (f. 4v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Formerly housed with Item 414, Item 415, Item 416, and Item 417.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 413
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 413
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
लक्ष्मीसूक्त, १७००-१८५०.
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