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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 359 - Sārasaṃgraha
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 359 - Sārasaṃgraha
Sārasaṃgraha, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (4 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 25 cm.
Small manuscript, a kind of pocket guide, for worshiping the Hindu deity Viṣṇu, prescribing various rites, adornments (such as the three stripes on the forehead or tripuṇḍra), and offerings (such as food) to the image of the god. Manuscript is a compendium of verses and highlights from mainly purāṇic sources and includes selections from the Vārāhapurāṇa, Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa, Skandapurāṇa, Agnipurāṇa, Haribhaktivilāśa, and the Bhakticintāmaṇi. Manuscript lacks a beginning.
Title from colophon (f. 4v).
Written in 10-11 lines per leaf.
4 leaves foliated 2-5, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīsārasaṃgrahāyaṃ samāptaḥ (f. 5v).
Mistakes blacked out; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with two sets of double red lines.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 359
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 359
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
सारसंग्रह, १७००-१८५०.
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