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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2284 - Gurugītā
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2284 - Gurugītā
Gurugītā, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (23 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 21 cm.
Manuscript used for private or public recitation and prayer in praise and worship of a spiritual teacher or guru. Claims to be from the Skandapurāṇa and is presented as a discourse between the goddess Umā (a form of Pārvatī) and Maheśavara (a form of Śiva).
Title from title page (f. 1r).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
23 leaves foliated 1-23, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe umāmaheśvarasaṃvāde gurugītāsamāptaḥ // (f. XX).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line. Front and back folios are reinforced with blue paper on the outer sides (f. 1r and f. 23v).
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2284
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2284
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
गुरुगीता, १७००-१८५०.
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