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Kāśīmāhātmya, 1913. = काशीमाहात्म्य, १९१३.

Standardized Title:
Puranas. Padmapurāṇa. Ks̄́īmāhātmya.
Publication:
1913.
१९१३.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (18 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 26 cm.
Subjects:
Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages -- India -- Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh).
Hindu mythology.
Hinduism -- Prayers and devotions.
Siva (Hindu deity).
Lingas (Śaivism).
Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh, India).
Form/Genre:
Poems.
Prayers.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 20th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 20th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Hindu mythology, the first five chapters (adhyāya) of a text praising the greatness of the city of lights (Kāśīmāhātmya), referring to the city of Vārāṇasī; particularly important to the Hindu deity Śiva and liṅga worship; says that the city will help to expiate sins and give merit to those who visit there; noted as being a section of the Pātālakhaṇḍa of the Padmapurāṇa.
Notes:
Title from title page (f. 1r).
Written in 13-14 lines per leaf.
18 leaves foliated 1-18, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīkāśīmāhātmyaṃ saṃpūrṇam astu // śrīkāśīviśveśvarārpaṇam astu // om̐ tat sah brahmārpaṇam astu // śrīgurubhyo namaḥ // saṃvat 1969 pauṣakṛṣṇa 12 śanau // padmapurāṇoddhṛtaṃ śrīrasamayasiddhānuvāditaṃ kāśīmāhāt[m]yaṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // (f. 18r).
Dated saṃvat 1969 pauṣakṛṣṇe 12 śanau (Monday, February 3, 1913) (f. 18r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Non-Latin script record.
Cited in:
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 1094 (UP 313).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 313
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 313
OCLC:
779616939
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