Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2238 Stavarāja / स्तवराज
TitleStavarāja / स्तवराज
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 2238
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9957836583503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Hymn of praise in honor and worship of the Hindu god Gaṇeśa, the elephant-headed deity, as well as emphasizing the importance of dharma. To be used in private or public recitation or prayer with many different mantras for recitation associated with Gaṇeśa. Presented as a discussion between the deities Brahmā and Nandī (the vehicle or follower of Śiva).
- Title from colophon (f. 8v); alternate title Stavarājamāhātmya from verse two of the text (f. 1r).
- Written in 12-14 lines per leaf.
- 8 leaves foliated 1-8, upper left and lower right verso.
- Dated saṃvat 1753 (1696) (f. 8v). Though the date appears to be saṃvat 1753, it may well be saṃvat 1953 or 1896 AD given that the characters for "7" and "9" can, under certain scribal hands, be interchanged or similar; the manuscript paper does not appear to be as old as other 17th century works in the Penn collection, though it is possibly that early.
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 item (8 leaves) : 11 x 20 cm
ColophonColophon: iti śrībhaviṣyottarapurāṇe ṣaṣṭāṃśe caturthākalpe brahmanaṃdīkeśvarasaṃvāde stavarājotāma aṣṭādaśodhyāyaḥ // cha // cha // idaṃ pustakaṃ limayopanāmavireśvarabhaṭṭasya svayaṃ likhitaṃ saṃvat 1753 samaye śrāvaṇaśuddhatṛtīyāvārasukta[ma]śubhastu // (f. 8v).
- Formerly owned by Vireśvarabhaṭṭa Limaya (f. 8v).
- Gaṇeśa (Hindu deity)
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Hindu mantras
- Brahmā (Hindu deity)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--17th century
- Manuscripts--India--17th century
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