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Hanumānbāhukavaca, circa 1700-1850. = हनुमान्बाहुकवच, १७००-१८५०.

Author/Creator:
Tulasīdāsa, 1532-1623.
Publication:
circa 1700-1850.
१७००-१८५०.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (24 leaves) : paper ; 21 x 12 cm.
Subjects:
Hanumān (Hindu deity).
Hindu hymns, Hindi.
Devotional literature, Hindi.
Hindu mythology.
Rāma (Hindu deity).
Form/Genre:
Poems.
Prayers.
Hymns.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 18th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Braj (Devanāgarī)
Biography/History:
Goswami Tulsidas was a reveered poet and saint who lived in the city of Vāraṇāsī, best known for his works devoted to the Hindu deity Rāma and especially his retelling of the epic Rāmāyaṇa; he was considered by many Hindus of his day to be an reincarnation of the ancient poet Vālmikī. He suffered accute pain in his arms the result of which led to the writing of Hanumānbāhuka (Arm of Hanuman)
Summary:
Manuscript for private or public recitation and prayer and is dedicated to the veneration, worship, and praise of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman. The recitation of the work is said to remove various kinds of pain and suffering.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 24r).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
24 leaves foliated 1-24, upper left verso.
Colophon: iti śrītulśīkṛtasarvāgapīḍāmocanahanumānbāhukavacasaṃpūrṇam // 18 // 45 // aghanasudi // 11 // hastākṣaranāthurāmapārikabrāhmaṇa // (f. 24r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Folios turn from right to left as if in a Western-style book.
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 5743 (UP 438).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 438
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 438
OCLC:
820723558
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