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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 449 - Pañcamukhīhanumatkavaca
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 449 - Pañcamukhīhanumatkavaca
Title:
Tantras. Rudrayāmalatantra. Selections.
Pañcamukhīhanumatkavaca, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (11 leaves) : paper ; 9 x 17 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript for private recitation and ritual use and is dedicated to a special 5-faced form of the Hindu monkey deity named Hanuman, who is typically associated with Tantric religion and considered one of the eleven rudra manifestations of the deity Śiva. Mantras within the text are often employed in rituals that symbolically place protect armor over the body of the devotee to protect them against various misfortunes.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 11r).
Written in 7-9 lines per leaf.
11 leaves foliated 1-11, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti sudarśa[nā] saṃnahitāyāṃ rudra[yā]male umāmaheśvarasaṃvāde tat mahoharaṃ paṃcamukhīhanumatkavacasaṃpū[rṇa]m // śubhaṃ // (f. 11r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double or triple red or black lines.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 449
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 449
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
पञ्चमुखीहनुमत्कवच, १७००-१८५०.
 
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