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Sarasvatīnamasyāmī,; circa 1700-1850.
- Sarasvatīnamasyāmī, circa 1700-1850.
- First part of the manuscript is a Hindu praise (stotra) of the river Sarasvatī, typically associated with a heavenly river than an earthly river, its physical location being disputed; and would be used to aid in private or public meditation or prayer. Second part of manuscript similarly praises the terror inducing deity Narasiṃha, who is conceived as half a man and half a lion, and an avatāra of the deity Viṣṇu. Text emphasizes the god's power, strength, and fearfulness. Both parts open with a mantra to the god Rāma rather than to Gaṇeśa, the lord of beginnings, who more typically opens every Sanskrit text.
- Saraswati River (India)
- 1 item (2 leaves) : paper; 12 x 24 cm.
- (OCoLC)ocn794412762; (OCoLC)794412762; (PU)5758158-penndb-Voyager
- In Sanskrit; (Devanāgarī)
- Puranas.; Brahmapurāṇa.; Selections.; Sarasvatīstotra.; Narasiṃhajayati.; http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/d/medren/5758158
- Narasiṃha (Hindu deity); Vishnu (Hindu deity); Rāma (Hindu deity); Devotional literature, Sanskrit.; Prayers.; Poems.; Manuscripts, Sanskrit; 18th century.; Manuscripts, Sanskrit; 19th century.; Manuscripts; India; 18th century.; Manuscripts; India; 19th century.
- Call Number:
- Ms. Coll. 390
- Collection of Indic Manuscripts.