Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Gaṇeśatāpinī
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 6276354
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a Hindu philosophical treatise on the elephant-headed deity Gaṇeśa as the highest principle in the universe. Text aligns itself with the Atharvaveda. A second text, the Heraṃbopaniṣad, is also dedicated to and expounds on the nature of the deity Gaṇeśa. Heramba is typically a five-headed form of Gaṇeśa especially important in Tantric worship.
- Title for manuscript from colophon of predominant work (f. 10r); alternate title Gaṇeśatāpinyupaniṣad supplied by cataloger; title for component text Herambopaniṣad from incipit (f. 10r).
- Written in 14-16 lines per leaf.
- 10 leaves foliated 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Extent1 13 x 22 cm
ColophonColophon: iti hy atharvavede gaṇeśatāpinī samāptā // (f. 10r).
- Gaṇeśa (Hindu deity)
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century