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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 417 - Vakratuṇḍamahāmantra
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Title:
Vakratuṇḍamahāmantra, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 18 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Text used in public and private meditation and prayer dedicated to the worship (pūjā) and veneration of the Hindu deity, the elephant-headed Gaṇeśa (named Vakratuṇḍa or the one with the curved trunk). Contains primarily a series of mantras related to this deity. The names Gaṇeśa and Śiva are written as abbreviations of a larger title of an unknown Purāṇic work, possibly the Gaṇeśapurāṇa. Lacks end and incorrectly titled "Aghoramantra" by Poleman using the explicit (f. 2v).
Subject:
Gaṇeśa (Hindu deity)
Hindu mantras.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Siva (Hindu deity)
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).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out.
Formerly housed with Item 413, Item 414, Item 415, and Item 416.
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 1826 (UP 417).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1826
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 417
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
वक्रतुण्डमहामन्त्र, 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 mantras
Subject: Rites and ceremonies
Subject: Siva (Hindu deity)
Geography: India
Page material: Paper