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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2371 - Kārtikamāhātmya
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Puranas. Padmapurāṇa. Uttarakhaṇḍa. Kārtikamāhātmya.
Kārtikamāhātmya, 1615.
Physical description:
1 item (56 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 35 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Text giving praise (māhātmya) to the Hindu month of Kārtika, also called Urja (October-November), and discussing the various rites and ceremonies that should be performed during this month and the benefits that will be derived from doing so (such as offspring). Text is also a treatise on the worship of various gods (especially Viṣṇu) is discussed, along with the worship of the world-protectors (lokapāla), including Indra, who maintain the four directions in a maṇḍala (circular diagram), and other cosmological and mythical figures. Presented as a dialogue between the deity Kṛṣṇa and one of his two wives, the goddess Satyabhāmā.
Related names:
Vaikuṇṭadāsa, scribe.
Vishnu (Hindu deity)
Krishna (Hindu deity)
Hindu goddesses.
Puja (Hinduism)
Hindu cosmology.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 17th century.
Manuscripts - India - 17th century.
Title from colophon (f. 56v).
Written in 8-9 lines per leaf.
56 leaves foliated 1-56, lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīpadmapurāṇe uttarakhaṃḍe kārtikamāhātmye jalaṃ[dha]ro pākhyāteṇkonaviśatimodhyāyaḥ // samāptam idaṃ kārtikamāhātmyaṃ // saṃvat // 1672 samayek[ā]rtrikaśudi 15 gurau etat pustakaṃ jaitalīhṛdir[āma]sutavaikuṃṭadāsenālekhiyaroyakār[?? ....] (f. 56v).
Dated saṃvat 1672 samayekārtrikaśudi 15 gurau (Friday, November 6, 1615) (f. 56v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red; vertical margins marked with double black line. Folio 36 is in another scribal hand and on different paper.
Scribe is Vaikuṇṭadāsa son of Jaitalīhṛdirāma (f. 56v).
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 1093 (UP 2371).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2371
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2371
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
कार्तिकमाहात्म्य, १६१५.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 17th century
Date: 1615
Genre: Dialogues
Genre: Hymns
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 17th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 17th century
Genre: Prayers
Subject: Hindu cosmology
Subject: Hindu goddesses
Subject: Krishna (Hindu deity)
Subject: Puja (Hinduism)
Subject: Rites and ceremonies
Geography: India
Related names: Vaikuṇṭadāsa, scribe
Page material: Paper