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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 591 - Rāmagāyatrī
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Rāmagāyatrī, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 21 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Manuscript used for private recitation or prayer and contains a series of mantras and hymns, especially the Gāyatrī mantra (originally a Vedic hymn), in praise of the Hindu deity Rāma identified in the text as the son of Daśaratha. Also identifies the Vedic goddess Gāyatrī with the Tantric, feminine power known as Śakti.
Hindu hymns, Sanskrit.
Gāyatrī (Hindu deity)
Hindu mantras.
Rāma (Hindu deity)
Devotional literature, Sanskrit.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from colophon (f. 2r).
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, middle left and middle right verso.
Colophon: iti rāmagāyatrīṃ sandhyāyāṃ yathā śaktijapet // (f. 2r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
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 3095 (UP 591).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 591
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 591
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
रामगायत्री, 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: Daśaratha
Subject: Devotional literature, Sanskrit
Subject: Gāyatrī (Hindu deity)
Subject: Hindu hymns, Sanskrit
Subject: Hindu mantras
Geography: India
Page material: Paper