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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 695 - Kālacakra
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 695 - Kālacakra
Kālacakra, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (14 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 27 cm.
Manuscript is a narrative presented as a conversation between the Hindu deities Pārvatī and Śiva that serves as a treatise and guide on Hindu astronomy from a Tantric perspective, correlating between the heavenly bodies and Tantric doctrine.
Title from colophon (f. 14v).
Written in 9-11 lines per leaf.
14 leaves foliated 1-13, [14], upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti kālacakraṃ samāptaṃ // idaṃ truṭīpatraṃ ekādaśasthapatre niraṃkapṛṣṭe dvitīyapaṃktisthaṃ bodhyaṃ pa.11 paṃ.2 [//] (f. 14v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins. Final folio is written in a different hand.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 695
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 695
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
कालचक्र, १७००-१८५०.
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