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Śravaṇadvādaśīvrata, circa 1700-1850. = श्रवणद्वादशीव्रत, १७००-१८५०.

Publication:
circa 1700-1850.
१७००-१८५०.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (5 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 29 cm.
Subjects:
Hindu astronomy.
Vratas.
Rites and ceremonies -- India.
Hindu mythology.
Vishnu (Hindu deity).
Avatars (Religion).
Sacred space -- India.
Form/Genre:
Poems.
Prayers.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 18th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Observances (vrata) and worship (pūjā), especially to forms of the Hindu deity Viṣṇu. Rites are to be performed on special occasions during the month of Bhādrapada (August-September) related to the Śravaṇa star over which Viṣṇu presides. Other rites include fasting and bathing as well as the worship of Viṣṇu's avatāras (such as Kālkī and the Buddha, Kṛṣṇa, and Rāma). Presented as a discourse of the deity Brahmā. Contains a discussion of the sacred landscape of India, including names of various major rivers such as the Narmadā, Gaṅgā, Yamunā, as well as the landscape of Kashmir, and other places sacred to Hinduism. Work likely taken from a larger work such as the Brahmapurāṇa, Brahmavaivṛttapurāṇa, or other purāṇas.
Notes:
Title from title page (f. 1r).
Written in 12-13 lines per leaf.
5 leaves foliated 1-5, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīśravaṇadvādaśīvrataṃ samāptaṃ // cha // śubhamastu // bhāṃḍāriśaṃbhūbhaṭṭena likhitaṃ // (f. 5r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; diagram or symbol drawn after the scribe's name (f. 5r).
Scribe is Bhāṇḍāri Śaṃbhū Bhaṭṭa (f. 5r).
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 1154 (UP 336).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 336
Contributor:
Bhāṇḍāri Śaṃbhū Bhaṭṭa, scribe.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 336
OCLC:
780320617
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