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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2533 - Kathitaṃ tava gāṅgeyaḥ
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Puranas. Padmapurāṇa. Selections.
Kathitaṃ tava gāṅgeyaḥ, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 22 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Opening of text appears to be introducing themes related to the legendary king and Hindu deity Rāma, especially the pronouncement of names of Rāma (rāmanāmamantra); from a section of the Padmapurāṇa called the Nāradabhīṣmasaṃvāda. Most of the manuscript consists of three to four rows of mantras and all appear to be addressed primarily to Rāma such as the first one: om̐ śrīrāmāya namaḥ. Text is presented as a conversation between the legendary sage Nārada and the legendary king Bhīṣma.
Rāma (Hindu deity)
Devotional literature, Sanskrit.
Hindu mantras.
Bhīṣma (Hindu mythology)
Nārada (Hindu mythology)
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from incipit (f. 1r).
Written in 9-14 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.
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 1135 (UP 2533).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2533
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2533
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
कथितं तव गाङ्गेयः, 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: Dialogues
Genre: Hymns
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Subject: Bhīṣma (Hindu mythology)
Subject: Devotional literature, Sanskrit
Subject: Hindu mantras
Subject: Nārada (Hindu mythology)
Subject: Rāma (Hindu deity)
Geography: India
Page material: Paper