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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 424 - Kālidāsa, attributed name - Gaṅgāṣṭaka
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 424 - Kālidāsa, attributed name - Gaṅgāṣṭaka
Kālidāsa, attributed name.
Gaṅgāṣṭaka, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 21 cm.
Manuscript is a short poem in eight verses, used for private or public recitation and prayer in praise of the river Ganges (Gaṅgā), especially sacred to Hinduism.
Title from colophon (f. 2v).
Written in 8 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmatkālikāsakṛtaugaṃgāṣṭakaṃ samāptaṃ // śubham astu // (f. 2v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double black line.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 424
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 424
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
गङ्गाष्टक, १७००-१८५०.
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