Ms. Coll. 390, Item 417 - Vakratuṇḍamahāmantra
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Vakratuṇḍamahāmantra, circa 1700-1850.
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 18 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
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).
Gaṇeśa (Hindu deity)
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Siva (Hindu deity)
|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 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).
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1826
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 417
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390