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Rāmarakṣāstotra, 1864. = रामरक्षास्तोत्र, १८६४.

Author/Creator:
Budhakauśika.
Publication:
1864.
१८६४.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (5 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 17 cm.
Subjects:
Hindu hymns, Sanskrit.
Devotional literature, Sanskrit.
Amulets -- India.
Amulets (Hinduism).
Rāma (Hindu deity).
Hindu mythology.
Form/Genre:
Poems.
Prayers.
Hymns.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manuscript is used primarily for private recitation and ritual directed towards the Hindu deity Rāma well known for his exploits in the epic the Rāmāyaṇa. Reciting the text is meant to produce a protective barrier over the devotee that will protect him or her from harm, thus functioning as a kind of prayer amulet or talisman.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 5r).
Written in 8 lines per leaf.
5 leaves foliated 1-5, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: itI śrībudhakuśikaviracitaṃ // rāmarakṣāstotraṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // śrīrāmacaṃdrārpaṇam astu // śrī lakṣmīnārāyaṇārpaṇam astu // svārthaṃ paropakārthaṃ ca // śake 1786 saṃvat // 1921 runumaṃt (f. 5r).
Dated śaka 1786 and saṃvat 1921 (1864) (f. 5r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Written on blue, European stock of paper with the watermark name of "Millington" a possible reference to the company C. Millington & Son known to distribute paper in South Asia; there is also a partial date of -862 (equals 1862) on one of the folios.
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 1717 (UP 387).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 387
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 387
OCLC:
838607962
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