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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2409 - Viśveśvaradarśanādimahimā
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2409 - Viśveśvaradarśanādimahimā
Viśveśvaradarśanādimahimā, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (22 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 25 cm.
Text celebrating and discussing the benefits of visiting the pilgrimage site called Viśveśvara in the Hindu sacred city of Varāṇasī (also Kāśī). The site hosts a significant manifestation of the deity Śiva, recognized throughout India, in the form of a liṅga, a cylindrical stone icon, the emblem of the deity. The text is compiled from purāṇic sources such as the Liṅgapurāṇa, Matsyapurāṇa, Kūrmapurāṇa, Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa, Skandapurāṇa (especially its Kāśīkhaṇḍa), Garuḍapurāṇa, and others. Manuscript lacks an ending.
Title from incipit (f. 1r).
Written in 14-17 lines per leaf.
22 leaves foliated 1-22, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2409.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2409
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
विश्वेश्वरदर्शनादिमहिमा, १७००-१८५०.
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