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Śītalāṣṭakastotra, circa 1700-1850. = शीतलाष्टकस्तोत्र, १७००-१८५०.

Standardized Title:
Puranas. Skandapurāṇa. Selections.
Publication:
circa 1700-1850.
१७००-१८५०.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (1 leaf) : paper ; 10 x 25 cm.
Subjects:
Hindu goddesses.
Śītalā (Hindu deity).
Vratas.
Rites and ceremonies -- India.
Smallpox -- Religious aspects.
Diseases -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Form/Genre:
Hymns.
Prayers.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 18th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manuscript used in private or public recitation and prayer in praise of the Hindu goddess Śītalā, the matron-deity presiding over smallpox. Reciting the text offers relief for fever, sick children, and other kinds of afflictions.
Notes:
Scribe is Moreśvara Sāṭhe (f. 1v).
Title from colophon (f. 1v).
Written in 10-11 lines per leaf.
1 leaf foliated 1, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīskaṃdapurāṇe śītalāṣṭakaṃ stotraṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // cha // śrīśītalādevyainamana idaṃ pustakaṃ moreśvarasāṭhe ity upanāmakena // (f. 1v).
Mistakes blacked out; verse numbers highlighted in red throughout.
Non-Latin script record.
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 1590 (UP 406).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 406
Contributor:
Sāṭhe, Moreśvara, scribe.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 406
OCLC:
807974935
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