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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 348 - Mārgaśīrṣamāhātmya
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 348 - Mārgaśīrṣamāhātmya
Title:
Puranas. Skandapurāṇa. Vaiṣ̣ṇavakhaṇḍa. Mārgaśīrṣamāhātmya.
Mārgaśīrṣamāhātmya, 1790.
Physical description:
1 item (23 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 32 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript employed for consultation and recitation; praises the month of Mārgaśīrṣa (November-December) when the moon enters into the constellation of Mṛgaśiras. Presented as a conversation between the Hindu deities Kṛṣṇa and Brahmā. Praises the god Kālabhairava, a form of the god Śiva. Final folio is damaged and missing some text.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 23r).
Written in 11-12 lines per leaf.
23 leaves foliated 1-23, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe mārgaśīrṣamāhātmye mathurāṃāhātmyaṃ nāmaṣo[?]śo[??]yāyaḥ śrīrāmāya namaḥ maṃgalaṃ pāṭakāraṇaṃ lekhakāṇāṃ ca maṃgalamaṃgalaṃ sarvalokāṇaṃ bhumibhūmatiṃ maṃgalaṃ 1 yādṛśaṃ pustakaṃ dṛṣṭvā tādṛaśaṃ likhitaṃ mayā yadi śuddham aśuddhaṃ vāmama[??]ṣonadīyate 2 (f. 23r).
Colophon (in second hand): idaṃ pustakaṃ dravyadvārālikhapitaṃ / saṃvat 1847 durmatyabde māghakṛṣṇe bhubhaṃbhavat // śrīviśveśaṃ mādhavaṃ ḍhauṃḍhiṃ daṃdapaṇiṃ ca bhairavaṃ / vaṃde kāśīṃ guhāṃ gaṃgāṃ bhavānāṃ maṇikarṇikāṃ // śrīkālabhairavāya namaḥ // śrī // (f. 23r).
Dated saṃvat 1847 (1790) (f. 23r); written in a second scribal hand.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double black line. Secondary colophon written by second scribal hand (f. 23r).
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 348
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 348
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
मार्गशीर्षमाहात्म्य, १७९०.
 
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