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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 437 - Kālikāsahasranāmastotra
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 437 - Kālikāsahasranāmastotra
Title:
Tantras. Rudrayāmalatantra. Selections.
Kālikāsahasranāmastotra, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (14 leaves) : paper ; 9 x 18 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for private or public recitation and prayer and is in praise and worship of the fierce Tantric goddess Kāli. Contains a narrative by the deity Śiva about the goddess. Front folio has a rough diagram of a yantra (mystical diagram) consisting of an eight-petaled lotus flower with two intersecting triangles in its center (f. 1r), possibly related to the goddess Kāli, with a second diagram of an eight-pointed star within a circle on the verso (f. 1v).
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 15r).
Written in 10-12 lines per leaf.
14 leaves foliated 1-7, 9-15, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīrudrayāmale kālikāsahasranāmar stautraṃ samāptaṃ // (f. 15r).
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 drawn with double lines in black or red ink and some having cross hatching within.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 437
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 437
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
कालिकासहस्रनामस्तोत्र, १७००-१८५०.
 
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