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Vaṭasāvitrīvrata, circa 1700-1850. = वटसावित्रीव्रत, १७००-१८५०.

Publication:
circa 1700-1850.
१७००-१८५०.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (3 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 22 cm.
Subjects:
Sāvitrī (Hindu deity).
Vratas.
Hindu women.
Banyan tree -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Tree worship -- India.
Hinduism -- Rituals -- Texts.
Rites and ceremonies -- India.
Hindu law.
Dharma.
Form/Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Treatises.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 18th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manual with associated rules and laws (dharma) for women to honor their husbands by performing rites and observances (vrata) that involve the wrapping of a banyan or vaṭa tree (Ficus benghalensis) at the end of a larger observance and fast and by honoring the Vedic deity Sāvitrī as a form of the Great Goddess (Devi).
Notes:
Title from incipit (f. 1v).
Written in 8-9 lines per leaf.
3 leaves foliated 1-3, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
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 3229 (UP 1425).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1425.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1425
OCLC:
910891335
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