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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 466 - Mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 466 - Mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ
Mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 9 x 16 cm.
Proclaims the benefits of reciting this stotra dedicated to the elephant-headed, Hindu deity Gaṇeśa; gives this god agency for the defeat of a number of well known demons such as Hiraṇyakaśipu, Tāra, and Mahiṣa, typically related to the mythology of other deities. Merits of worship (pūjā) of Gaṇeśa also discussed.
Title from incipit (f. 1r); alternate title Gaṇapatistotra supplied by cataloger.
Written in 10 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Formerly housed with Item 465, Item 467, Item 468, Item 469, and Item 470. These items likely shared a former owner.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 466
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 466
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
महागणपतये नमः, १७००-१८५०.
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