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Mallārimahātmya, circa 1700-1850. = मल्लारिमहात्म्य, १७००-१८५०.

Publication:
circa 1700-1850.
१७००-१८५०.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (145 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 16 cm
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 451
Status/Location:
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Standardized Title:
Puranas. Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa. Kṣetrakhaṇḍa. Mallārīmahātmya
Subjects:
Sacred space.
India.
Hindu mythology.
Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages.
Sacred space -- India.
Rites and ceremonies -- India.
Rites and ceremonies.
Siva (Hindu deity).
Deccan (India).
Form/Genre:
Poems.
Prayers.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit.
Manuscripts.
Manuscripts.
Language:
In Sanskrit and Marathi (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Dedicated to the praise and veneration of the Hindu deity Mallāri, a form of Śiva and his mythology, and sacred places of the Deccan region; the god's cult is especially popular in the state of Maharashtra, particularly among low caste people; refers to purification through bathing rites at pilgrimage sites. Text references a deity who is a hybrid of the Sun and Śiva named Mārttaṇḍa Bhairava. Work is purported to be a part of the Kṣetrakāṇḍa of the Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa, no standard editions of that text include it; thought to have been composed by Deśastha Brahmans of Maharashtra; colophon is in Sanskrit and Marathi.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 145v).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
145 leaves foliated 1-145, lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrībrahmāṃḍapurāṇe kṣetrakaṃḍe mallārimahātmye śrīmallārivākyanāmadvāviṃśodhyāyaḥ // 22 // śrīmallārimārttaṃḍabhairavārpaṇam astu // jejurī // karayāce pustak āse // (f. 145v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Non-Latin script record.
Penn Provenance:
Manscript was written in the town of Jejūrī (f. 145v), in the district of Pune, Maharashtra state, likely at the temple dedicated to the deity Mārttaṇḍa Bhairava there, named at the end of the text.
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 1201 (UP 451).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 451
OCLC:
781296718