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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 978 - Gaṇeśatāpinī
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 978 - Gaṇeśatāpinī
Title:
Vedas. Atharvaveda. Selections.
Gaṇeśatāpinī, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (10 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 22 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a Hindu philosophical treatise on the elephant-headed deity Gaṇeśa as the highest principle in the universe. Text aligns itself with the Atharvaveda. A second text, the Heraṃbopaniṣad, is also dedicated to and expounds on the nature of the deity Gaṇeśa. Heramba is typically a five-headed form of Gaṇeśa especially important in Tantric worship.
Notes:
Title for manuscript from colophon of predominant work (f. 10r); alternate title Gaṇeśatāpinyupaniṣad supplied by cataloger; title for component text Herambopaniṣad from incipit (f. 10r).
Written in 14-16 lines per leaf.
10 leaves foliated 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti hy atharvavede gaṇeśatāpinī samāptā // (f. 10r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 978
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 978
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
गणेशतापिनी, १७००-१८५०.
 
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