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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 417 - Vakratuṇḍamahāmantra
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 417 - Vakratuṇḍamahāmantra
Vakratuṇḍamahāmantra, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 18 cm.
Text used in public and private meditation and prayer dedicated to the worship (pūjā) and veneration of the Hindu deity, the elephant-headed Gaṇeśa (named Vakratuṇḍa or the one with the curved trunk). Contains primarily a series of mantras related to this deity. The names Gaṇeśa and Śiva are written as abbreviations of a larger title of an unknown Purāṇic work, possibly the Gaṇeśapurāṇa. Lacks end and incorrectly titled "Aghoramantra" by Poleman using the explicit (f. 2v).
Title from incipit (f. 1r).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out.
Formerly housed with Item 413, Item 414, Item 415, and Item 416.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1826
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 417
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
वक्रतुण्डमहामन्त्र, १७००-१८५०.
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