Text praising the form of the Hindu goddess known as Devī during the eighth phase or age of the cosmic cycles and related to Sāvarṇika Manu, name of the eighth primordial human according to Hindu mythology. To be used in public or private recitation or prayer. Manuscript lacks a beginning.
Title colophon (f. 120v). Written in 7 lines per leaf. 107 leaves foliated 13-14, 16-114, 116-119, [120-121], lower right verso. Colophon: iti mārkaṃḍeyapurāṇe sāvarṇike manvaṃtare devīmahātmya mūrtirahasyasomaśoḍaṣo 'dhyāyaḥ // 16 // cha // śrībhavāṇirpanam astu // śrīdevīrpaṇam astu // śrījagadaṃbārpaṇa[?] śake 1726 raktākṣināmasa[ṃ]vatsa[re] (f. 120v-121r). 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 marked with double red line. Non-Latin script record.
Notes on former owners or sellers.
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 1413 (UP 368).