Sanskrit Manuscripts : Saptavāra

Sanskrit Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> The <i>Saptavāra</i> ("Seven Days") usually incorporates seven <i>dhāraṇī</i>s, the <i>Vasudhārā</i>, <i>Vajravidāraṇā</i>, <i>Gaṇapatihṛdayā</i>, <i>Uṣṇīṣavijayā</i>, <i>Parṇaśavarī/Prajñāpāramitā</i>, <i>Mārīcī</i>, and <i>Grahamātṛkā</i>. This collection associates each <i>dhāraṇī</i> with a specific day of the week, a tradition going back to at least the sixteenth century in Nepal. This incomplete paper manuscript, probably to be ascribed to the 18th or 19th century, contains the end of the <i>Uṣṇīṣavijayā</i>, the whole text of the <i>Parṇaśavarī</i> and the beginning of the <i>Mārīcī</i>. </p>


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