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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 466 - Mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ
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Mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 9 x 16 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
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.
Gaṇeśa (Hindu deity)
Hindu mythology.
Puja (Hinduism)
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
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:
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