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Bāvaṁnākṣarī, [1750-1850].

Other Title:
Vāmanākṣarī.
Publication:
[1750-1850].
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (4 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 17 cm.
Subjects:
Alphabet -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Tantrism.
Form/Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 18th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Text in poor Sanskrit enumerating in 51 verses the mantric powers of the Sanskrit alphabet.
Notes:
Title from colophon. The manuscript's original acquisition label renders the title in Sanskrit as Vāmanākṣarī, under which title Poleman catalogs the ms.
Written 9-11 lines per leaf.
Good condition. Mistakes covered over with yellow or written over.
Begins (f. 1r): śrīkāre jaya kāryāṇīvidyām aiśvaryaṁ eva ca ārogyaṁ kṣemamāmotī labhate nātra saṁśaya (verse 1). akāre śokasaṁtāpaṁ vyavādaṁ saṁgam eva ca avyāhasakalāścaiva arkalābhaśca eva ca (verse 2).
Ends: jakāre yaśalābhaṁ ca dhaṁna prāmotīmānasāṁ [-]labhate tānna sandeho dhanam aiśvaryam eva ca (verse 51).
Colophon (f. 4v): ītī śrībāvaṁnākṣarī.
Cited in:
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 1449 (UP 486).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 486
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts, ca. 1505-1850. Item 486
OCLC:
155924971
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