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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 437 - Kālikāsahasranāmastotra
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Title:
Tantras. Rudrayāmalatantra. Selections.
Kālikāsahasranāmastotra, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (14 leaves) : paper ; 9 x 18 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manuscript is used for private or public recitation and prayer and is in praise and worship of the fierce Tantric goddess Kāli. Contains a narrative by the deity Śiva about the goddess. Front folio has a rough diagram of a yantra (mystical diagram) consisting of an eight-petaled lotus flower with two intersecting triangles in its center (f. 1r), possibly related to the goddess Kāli, with a second diagram of an eight-pointed star within a circle on the verso (f. 1v).
Provenance:
Formerly owned by Veṇīmādhava Puṇatāmakara (f. 15v).
Related names:
Veṇīmādhava Puṇatāmakara, former owner.
Subject:
Kālī (Hindu deity)
Siva (Hindu deity)
Hindu hymns, Sanskrit.
Devotional literature, Sanskrit.
Hinduism - Prayers and devotions.
Hindu mythology.
Tantrism.
Śaivism.
Yantras.
Form / Genre:
Poems.
Hymns.
Prayers.
Diagrams.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 15r).
Written in 10-12 lines per leaf.
14 leaves foliated 1-7, 9-15, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīrudrayāmale kālikāsahasranāmar stautraṃ samāptaṃ // (f. 15r).
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 drawn with double lines in black or red ink and some having cross hatching within.
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 4550 (UP 437).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 437
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 437
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
कालिकासहस्रनामस्तोत्र, १७००-१८५०.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 18th century
Century: 19th century
Date: 1700
Genre: Diagrams
Genre: Hymns
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Subject: Devotional literature, Sanskrit
Subject: Hindu hymns, Sanskrit
Subject: Hindu mythology
Subject: Hinduism
Subject: Kālī (Hindu deity)
Geography: India
Related names: Veṇīmādhava Puṇatāmakara, former owner
Page material: Paper