Manuscript for public or private use for consultation, recitation, and celebration and worship of the Hindu deity, the elephant-headed Gaṇeśa in his manifestation as Siddhivināyaka, a form especially popular in Maharashtra state.
Title from colophon (f. 5v). Written in 9-11 lines per leaf. 5 leaves foliated 1-5, lower right verso. Colophon: śrī iti skaṃdapurāṇe sūtaṛṣīśvarasaṃvāde siddhivināyakavratakathāsaṃpūrṇā // śrīgaṇeśārpaṇam astu // (f. 5v). Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins. Written on European paper with watermarks. The same scribe and paper were also used for Item 1447, Item 1453, Item 1454, Item 1455, and Item 1459, and may have originally been from the same manuscript as one or more of these items. Non-Latin script record.
Formerly owned by Māhādevabhaṭṭa and Gaṇeśabhaṭṭa, based on the colophon of related manuscript Item 1459 (f. 4). One may also have been the scribe of this manuscript.
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 1598 (UP 1456).