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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 424 - Kālidāsa, attributed name - Gaṅgāṣṭaka
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Author:
Kālidāsa, attributed name.
Title:
Gaṅgāṣṭaka, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 21 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Biographical / Organizational History:
Text attributed to this 5th century Sanskrit and Prakrit poet.
Summary:
Manuscript is a short poem in eight verses, used for private or public recitation and prayer in praise of the river Ganges (Gaṅgā), especially sacred to Hinduism.
Subject:
Hindu hymns, Sanskrit.
Hinduism - Prayers and devotions.
Devotional literature, Sanskrit.
Sacred space - India.
Rivers - Religious aspects - Hinduism.
Ganges River (India and Bangladesh)
Form / Genre:
Hymns.
Poems.
Prayers.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 2v).
Written in 8 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmatkālikāsakṛtaugaṃgāṣṭakaṃ samāptaṃ // śubham astu // (f. 2v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double black line.
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 1625 (UP 424).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 424
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 424
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
गङ्गाष्टक, 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: Hindu hymns, Sanskrit
Subject: Hinduism
Subject: Prayers and devotions
Subject: Religious aspects
Geography: Ganges River (India and Bangladesh)
Geography: India
Author: Kālidāsa, attributed name
Page material: Paper