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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2332 Gaṅgāsahasranāman / गङ्गासहस्रनामन्

Title

Gaṅgāsahasranāman
गङ्गासहस्रनामन्

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Call number

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 2332
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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Publisher

University of Pennsylvania

Language

In Sanskrit

Summary

Small manuscript for private or public recitation or prayer, venerating and worshiping the one thousand names of the Hindu goddess Gaṅgā, the personification of the Ganges river, considered both a heavenly and earthly body of water. Promotes the benefits of bathing in this river, which is sacred to Hindus and especially to the followers of Śiva. Presented as a dialogue between the deity Skanda and the legendary sage Agastya.

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Extent

1 item (28 leaves) : 11 x 16 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon: iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe kāśīkhaṃḍe gaṃgāsahasranāmaikonatriṃśodhyāyaḥ śrīkāśīviśveśvarārpaṇam astu // śake 1723 durmatīnāmasaṃvatsare madyaśuklanavamyāṃ tad dine dāḍekaropanāmakabhāskarena likhitaṃ śubhaṃbhavatu // (f. 28r).

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