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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1341 - Rākṣoghnasūktavidhi
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1341 - Rākṣoghnasūktavidhi
Title:
Rākṣoghnasūktavidhi, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (5 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 21 cm.
Summary:
Manual including rites, regulations and rules of dharma about the performance of a Vedic fire rite (homa) in order to celebrate the Destroyer of demons (Rākṣoghna), and protect the home from demons and other malevolent spirits. Work also contains Vedic hymns (sūkta) in praise of various Vedic gods to cause the destruction of demons. Manuscript was part of a larger compilation of Vedic rites and rituals.
Notes:
Colophon: iti rākṣoghnasūktavidhiḥ // (f. 5r)
Title from final title page (f. 5v).
Written in 9-10 lines per leaf.
5 leaves foliated 1-5, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes blacked out.
Watermark of part of a crest.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1341.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1341
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
राक्षोघ्नसूक्तविधि, १७००-१८५०.
 
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