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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 576 - Mṛtyuñjayavidhāna
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Mṛtyuñjayavidhāna, 1737.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 24 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Manuscript is used as an aid for private or public recitation and prayer and contains mantras dedicated to different manifestations of the Hindu god Śiva, especially Tryaṁbaka (the three-eyed one); many mantras are drawn from Vedic sources.
Siva (Hindu deity)
Hindu mantras.
Devotional literature, Sanskrit.
Hindu hymns, Sanskrit.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Title from colophon (f. 2v).
Written in 11-13 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left verso and upper left recto.
Colophon: iti mṛtyuṃjayavidhānaṃ pūrttim agamat // śake 1659 bhādravadi 9 some likhitaṃ śubhaṃ // rāmaḥ // (f. 2v).
Dated śake 1659 bhādravadi 9 (Wednesday, September 18, 1737) (f. 2r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some significant syllables and phrases highlighted in red; vertical margins marked with single black line.
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 4538 (UP 576).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 576
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 576
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
मृत्युञ्जयविधान, १७३७.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 18th century
Date: 1737
Genre: Hymns
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Prayers
Subject: Devotional literature, Sanskrit
Subject: Hindu hymns, Sanskrit
Subject: Hindu mantras
Subject: Siva (Hindu deity)
Subject: Śaivism
Geography: India
Page material: Paper