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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2485 - Dakṣiṇāmūrtipañjara
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2485 - Dakṣiṇāmūrtipañjara
Title:
Puranas. Skandapurāṇa. Selections.
Dakṣiṇāmūrtipañjara, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (5 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 18 cm.
Summary:
Small manuscript for private or public use, recitation, prayer, and observances (vrata) dedicated to the veneration and worship (pūjā) of Dakṣiṇāmūrti, a form of the Hindu deity Śiva. Benefits such as the removal of debt and ignorance as well as the propagation of one's family are named. Presented as a dialogue between Skanda (named Guha) and the legendary sage Nārada. Text ends after colophon with a short praise of Śiva Dakṣiṇāmūrti.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 4v-5r).
Written in 9-11 lines per leaf.
5 leaves foliated [1], 2-5, lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīskaṃde mahāpurāṇe guhanāradasaṃvāde dakṣiṇāmūrti paṃjaraṃ aṣṭāṣītimodhyāyaḥ // (f. 4v-5r).
Mistakes crossed or blacked out; double horizontal red line through all folios.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2485
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2485
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
दक्षिणामूर्तिपञ्जर, १७००-१८५०.
 
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