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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 417 - Vakratuṇḍamahāmantra
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Vakratuṇḍamahāmantra, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
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)
Hindu mantras.
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).
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