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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2501 - Ajapāgāyatrīmantra
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2501 - Ajapāgāyatrīmantra
Ajapāgāyatrīmantra, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (5 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 16 cm.
Small manuscript for private or public use and recitation containing two texts. The main text (f. 1r-4r) is focused on mantras for breath exercises. The second text, the Gurupādukāstuti (f. 4r-5v), is a work in praise of a teacher's (guru's) sandals (pādukā); mention of Śakti (feminine power) suggests elements of Tantrism.
Title from incipit (f. 1r); title of second text Gurupādukāstuti from colophon.
Written in 6 lines per leaf.
5 leaves foliated 1-5, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīgurupādukāstutiḥ (f. 5r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double black line.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2501.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2501
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
अजपागायत्रीमन्त्र, १७००-१८५०.
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