Sanskrit Manuscripts : Saptavāra

Sanskrit Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> Two folios of an illuminated black-paper manuscript of the <i>Saptavāra</i> (containing only the end of the <i>Vajravidāraṇā</i> and the beginnig of the <i>Gaṇapatihṛdayā</i>). The <i>Saptavāra</i> ‘Seven Days’ usually incorporates 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. </p>

 


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