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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 340 - Prayāgamāhātmya
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Title:
Puranas. Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa. Selections.
Prayāgamāhātmya, 1818.
Physical description:
1 item (40 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 25 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Promotes the greatness of the town of Prayāga (modern Allahabad) as a pilgrimage center sacred to the Hindu deity Viṣṇu and all of the benefits associated with such sacred centers (removal of sin, worldly benefits, release from the cycle of life and death, etc.); presented as a discourse between the deity Brahmā and the legendary figure Nārada; originally housed together with Ms. Coll. 390, Item 339.
Subject:
Vishnu (Hindu deity)
Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages.
Sacred space - India.
Hinduism - Prayers and devotions.
Allahabad (India)
Form / Genre:
Dialogues.
Poems.
Prayers.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 40r).
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
40 leaves foliated 1-40, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrībrahmāṃḍapurāṇe prayāgamāhātmye brahmanāradasaṃvāde dvādaśodhyāyaḥ // 12 // 30 // saṃ[vat] // 1875 // (f. 40r).
Dated saṃvat 1875 (1818) (f. 40r); the date śaka 1740 (1818).
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 double red line; some pages treated with yellow dye; appears to be the same scribal hand, size and type of paper, as Item 339.
Non-Latin script record.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 1199 (UP 340).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 340
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 340
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
प्रयागमाहात्म्य, १८१८.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 19th century
Date: 1818
Genre: Dialogues
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Genre: Poems
Genre: Prayers
Subject: Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages
Subject: Hinduism
Subject: Sacred space
Subject: Vishnu (Hindu deity)
Geography: Allahabad (India)
Geography: India
Page material: Paper