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Halaṣaṣṭivratakathā,; 1840.

Title:
Halaṣaṣṭivratakathā, 1840.
Abstract:
Text describes a set of rites (the halaṣaṣṭi) dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Balrāma, the elder brother of the deity Kṛṣṇa, observed on the sixth day dark phase of moon during the month of Bhadrapada (August-September). Balarāma is especially known as the deity holding a plow (hala) from which the text receives its name. Rites prescribed include the performance of breath exercises, fasting, paying obeyances to other deities such as Śiva and Umā, and bathing for the purpose of prosperity and offspring. Especially important for unmarried or newly married women.
Coverage:
India
Format:
1 item (4 leaves) : paper; 11 x 25 cm.
Identifier:
(OCoLC)ocn796041996; (OCoLC)796041996; (PU)5778409-penndb-Voyager
Language:
In Sanskrit; (Devanāgarī)
Relation:
Halaṣṭīvratapūjākathā.; http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/d/medren/5778409
Subject:
Balarāma (Hindu deity); Siva (Hindu deity); Fasting -- India.; Hindu women -- Religious life.; Vratas.; Rites and ceremonies -- India.; Devotional literature, Sanskrit.; Bathing customs -- India.; Puja (Hinduism); Poems.; Prayers.; Manuscripts, Sanskrit; 19th century.; Manuscripts; India; 19th century.
Type:
Manuscripts
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 390
Collection:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts.