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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2181 - Ṛṇakṣayastotra
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Puranas. Bhaviṣyottarapurāṇa. Selections.
Ṛṇakṣayastotra, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaf) : paper ; 9 x 22 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
First part of manuscript is a text containing prayers and mantras recited in honor and worship (pūjā) of various Hindu deities such as the elephant-headed Gaṇeśa and Kṛṣṇa, in order to remove or liberate families and households from debt (ṛṇa). Second part of manuscript is a text containing prayers and mantras recited in honor of various Hindu goddess such as Bhāratī, Sarasvātī, Parvātī, and Śāradā, for increasing intelligence or wisdom (prajñā); text gives details of objects held by the goddesses such as a book, ceremonial grasses, a noose, and other things.
(Part 1:) Ṛṇakṣayastotra -- (Part 2:) Prajñāvardhanastotra.
Related names:
Dāḍekara, Kṛṣṇa, scribe.
Spiritual intelligence.
Wisdom - Religious aspects.
Puja (Hinduism)
Hindu goddesses.
Gaṇeśa (Hindu deity)
Krishna (Hindu deity)
Sarasvatī (Hindu deity)
Devotional literature, Sanskrit.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Hindu mantras.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Scribe is Kṛṣṇa Dāḍekara (f. 1v).
Title from title incipit (f. 1r); alternate title of first part Ṛṇaharaṣaḍakṣaracintāmaṇistotra from colophon (f. 1r); second alternate title of first part Ṛṇamokṣastotra from native wrapping; title of second part Prajñāvardhanastotra from colophon (f. 1v).
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
1 leaves foliated.
Colophon: [iti śrīma]dbhaviṣyottarapurāṇe ṛṇaharaṣaḍakṣaraciṃtāmaṇistotraṃ saṃpūrṇam śrīṣṭagurubhyonamaḥ (f. 1r).
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 1241 and 1565 (UP 2181).
Other Titles:
Puranas. Skandapurāṇa.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2181
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2181
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
ऋणक्षयस्तोत्र, 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: Devotional literature, Sanskrit
Subject: Gaṇeśa (Hindu deity)
Subject: Hindu goddesses
Subject: Hindu mantras
Subject: Krishna (Hindu deity)
Geography: India
Related names: Dāḍekara, Kṛṣṇa, scribe
Page material: Paper