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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 406 - Śītalāṣṭakastotra
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Title:
Puranas. Skandapurāṇa. Selections.
Śītalāṣṭakastotra, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaf) : paper ; 10 x 25 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manuscript used in private or public recitation and prayer in praise of the Hindu goddess Śītalā, the matron-deity presiding over smallpox. Reciting the text offers relief for fever, sick children, and other kinds of afflictions.
Related names:
Sāṭhe, Moreśvara, scribe.
Subject:
Hindu goddesses.
Śītalā (Hindu deity)
Vratas.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Smallpox - Religious aspects.
Diseases - Religious aspects - Hinduism.
Form / Genre:
Hymns.
Prayers.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Scribe is Moreśvara Sāṭhe (f. 1v).
Title from colophon (f. 1v).
Written in 10-11 lines per leaf.
1 leaf foliated 1, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe śītalāṣṭakaṃ stotraṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // cha // śrīśītalādevyainamana idaṃ pustakaṃ moreśvarasāṭhe ity upanāmakena // (f. 1v).
Mistakes blacked out; verse numbers highlighted in red throughout.
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 1590 (UP 406).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 406
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 406
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
शीतलाष्टकस्तोत्र, 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: Diseases
Subject: Hindu goddesses
Subject: Hinduism
Subject: Religious aspects
Subject: Rites and ceremonies
Geography: India
Related names: Sāṭhe, Moreśvara, scribe
Page material: Paper