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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 466 - Mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ
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Title:
Mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 9 x 16 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
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.
Subject:
Gaṇeśa (Hindu deity)
Hindu mythology.
Puja (Hinduism)
Form / Genre:
Prayers.
Hymns.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
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.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 1841 (UP 466).
Other Titles:
Gaṇapatistotra.
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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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 18th century
Century: 19th century
Date: 1700
Genre: Hymns
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Subject: Gaṇeśa (Hindu deity)
Subject: Hindu mythology
Subject: Puja (Hinduism)
Geography: India
Page material: Paper