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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1616 - Śaṅkarabhaṭṭa (Son of Nīlakaṇṭha) - Vratārkānukrama
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1616 - Śaṅkarabhaṭṭa (Son of Nīlakaṇṭha) - Vratārkānukrama
Author:
Śaṅkarabhaṭṭa (Son of Nīlakaṇṭha)
Title:
Vratārkānukrama, 1844.
Vratārka
Physical description:
1 item (407 leaves) : paper ; 14 x 29 cm.
Summary:
Compendium of sections taken from different purāṇas on dharma, methods of worship, and various rites observances (vrata); possibly by Śaṅkarabhaṭṭa (Son of Nīlakaṇṭha). Rites include the removal of sin, praise of various Hindu deities such as the elephant-headed Gaṇeśa or Śiva, bathing, women's rites to avert evil, and purifying bodily fluids. Works contained in the manuscript include the Caturthīvrata of the Vāmanapurāṇa, the Caturthīvrata of the Upāsanākhaṇḍa in the Gaṇeśapurāṇa, the Aduḥkhanavamīvratakathā of the Skandapurāṇa, the Śanipradoṣavratakathā of the Brahmapurāṇa, Vratodyāpana of the Śivarahasya, and the Malamālamāsavratodyāpana of the Bhaviṣyottarapurāṇa.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 407v).
Written in 11 lines per leaf.
407 leaves foliated 1-407, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti vratārkānukramasaṃpūrṇaḥ // (f. 407v).
Date śaka 1766 (1844) (f. 1r).
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 marked with triple red line.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1616.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1616
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
व्रतार्कानुक्रम, १८४४.
 
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