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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 332 - Kapilāṣaṣṭhīvidhāna
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 332 - Kapilāṣaṣṭhīvidhāna
Puranas. Skandapurāṇa. Selections.
Kapilāṣaṣṭhīvidhāna, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 26 cm.
Manuscript contains two texts called the Kapilāṣaṣṭhīvidhāna one, longer text is from the Skandapurāṇa and a shorter version is from the Bhaviṣyottarapurāṇa. The first text is presented as a dialogue between the deity Brahmā (also called Pitāmaha or Grandfather), the legendary figure Yudhiṣṭhira, and the deity Kṛṣṇa. Both texts are prescribe rites and observances (vrata) such as bathing, to be performed on the sixth day in the dark half of the month of Bhādrapada (August-September) in order to receive personal benefits such as purification and the destruction of sin (pāpa). Various offerings are also prescribed such as flowers, cow's milk, and mantras.
Title from colophon (f. 2v).
Written in 16-18 lines per leaf.
2 leaves.
Colophon (part 1): iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe dhitāmahayudhiṣṭirasaṃvāde kapilāṣaṣṭividhānaṃ samāptaṃ // (f. 2v).
Colophon (part 2): iti śrībhaviṣyottarapurāṇe kapilaṣaṣṭividhānaṃ samāptaṃ // cha // (f. 2v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 332
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 332
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
कपिलाषष्ठीविधान, १७००-१८५०.
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