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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 414 - Hanumadāṣṭakastotra
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 414 - Hanumadāṣṭakastotra
Hanumadāṣṭakastotra, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (3 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 21 cm.
Short devotional text in praise (stotra) and worship (pūjā) of the monkey god Hanuman; used in public or private meditation and prayer. Employs mantras with repetitive syllables such as "taṃ taṃ taṃ," "daṃ daṃ daṃ," and "ruṃ ruṃ ruṃ" throughout.
Manuscript on paper with a watermark of a decorative palanquin with a figure inside on top of an elephant and an elephant rider; also includes a decorative watermark with indistinguishable, partial words.
Title from colophon (f. 3v).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
3 leaves foliated 1-3, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīhanumadāṣṭakastotraṃ sampūrṇam // cha śrīrāma // (f. 3v).
Double purple vertical lines mark margins; purple horizontal lines drawn for each line of text.
Formerly housed with Item 413, Item 415, Item 416, and Item 417.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 414
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 414
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
हनुमदाष्टकस्तोत्र, १७००-१८५०.
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