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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2460 - Śītalāṣṭakastotra
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Title:
Puranas. Skandapurāṇa. Selections.
Śītalāṣṭakastotra, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 16 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Small manuscript for private use, recitation, and prayer, dedicated to praising the goddess of smallpox Śītalā (the cooling one). Contains 16 verses of text.
Provenance:
Formerly owned by Janārdanapanta Bhatu Gāḍagila (f. 2v); possibly the same as Janārdana Koṇḍadeva Gāḍagila, former owner of more than 20 other manuscripts in Ms. Coll. 390, University of Pennsylvania.
Related names:
Gāḍagila, Janārdanapanta Bhatu, former owner.
Subject:
Hindu goddesses.
Smallpox - Religious aspects.
Diseases - Religious aspects.
Hindu hymns, Sanskrit.
Devotional literature, Sanskrit.
Form / Genre:
Poems.
Prayers.
Hymns.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 2v).
Written in 11-13 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left verso.
Colophon: iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe skaṃdeśvarasaṃvāde śītalāṣṭakastotraṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // janārdanapaṃtabhatugāḍagilasyedaṃ pustakaṃ (f. 2v).
Mistakes blacked or crossed out; paper treat with yellow pigment.
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 1588 (UP 2460).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2460
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2460
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: Devotional literature, Sanskrit
Subject: Diseases
Subject: Hindu goddesses
Subject: Hindu hymns, Sanskrit
Subject: Religious aspects
Geography: India
Related names: Gāḍagila, Janārdanapanta Bhatu, former owner
Page material: Paper