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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2053 - Pavamāna
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2053 - Pavamāna
Title:
Vedas. R̥gveda. Pavamānasūkta.
Pavamāna. Adhyāya 1-3, after 1821.
Physical description:
1 item (38 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 21 cm.
Summary:
Hymns from the Ṛgveda dedicated to the deity and drug Soma and employed in an ancillary work (vedāṅga). The Pavamāna, an agent of purification, is a collection of hymns often recited on fasting days associated with the Ekādaśī (eleventh day of a fortnight).
Notes:
Title from colophon (Part 3, f. 17v).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
38 leaves foliated (Part 1) 1-13, (Part 2) 1-8, (Part 3) 1-17, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti pavamānatṛtīyo 'dhyāyaḥ // (Part 3, f. 17v).
Dated after 1821 based on a watermark.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; Vedic metrical accents in red throughout for recitation; vertical margins marked with double red line. Different sections may have been completed by different scribes.
Watermarks with the date of 1821, the name J. Whatman, and a partial coat of arms.
A pressed snake skin is in the manuscript (Part 2, f. 7-8), possibly as a place holder or book mark.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2053.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2053
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
पवमान. अध्याय १-३, after १८२१.
 
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