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Veṅkaṭeśvarakavaca,; circa 1700-1850.
- Veṅkaṭeśvarakavaca, circa 1700-1850.
- Text employed in personal prayer using mantras for protection, a kind of Hindu amulet, offered to the Hindu deity Veṅkaṭeśvara (referred to as Vyeṅkaṭeśa in the manuscript), a South Indian manifestation of Viṣṇu associated with the pilgrimage center on Tirupati hill in Andhra Pradesh. The devotee symbolically evokes protective armor (kavaca) over parts of the body, employing the many mantras throughout the manuscript. Manuscript also offers the power to remove sins. Manuscript was likely previously part of a larger collection of texts.
- Tirupati (India)
- 1 item (16 leaves) : paper; 10 x 22 cm.
- (OCoLC)ocn802284567; (OCoLC)802284567; (PU)5803831-penndb-Voyager
- In Sanskrit; (Devanāgarī)
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit.; Sri Venkatesvara (Hindu deity); Vishnu (Hindu deity); Pilgrims and pilgrimages -- India.; Amulets (Hinduism); Hindu mantras.; Manuals (instructional materials); Poems.; Prayers.; Manuscripts, Sanskrit; 18th century.; 19th century.; Manuscripts; India
- Personal Name:
- Sevāśankara, Nārāyanabhaṭṭa,
- Call Number:
- Ms. Coll. 390
- Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts