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Navagrahamantra, circa 1700-1850. = नवग्रहमन्त्र, १७००-१८५०.

Publication:
circa 1700-1850.
१७००-१८५०.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (4 leaves) : paper ; 9 x 17 cm.
Subjects:
Hindu mantras.
Planets -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Rites and ceremonies -- India.
Hinduism -- Rituals -- Texts.
Hindu astrology.
Hindu astronomy.
Moon -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Form/Genre:
Prayers.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 18th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Collection of Vedic and other mantras (words or phrases of power) employed in rites and for recitation to praise and honor the nine planets (navagraha) in the Hindu astrological system and to enlist their power to remove challenges and obstacles from life. Manuscript is unfinished. Ends with the beginning of a work for lauding the moon: athacaṃdrajapaḥ / (f. 3v).
Notes:
Title from incipit (f. 2r).
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
4 leaves foliated [i], 1-3, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line.
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 403 (UP 2030).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2030.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2030
OCLC:
956706121
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