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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 270 - Vratodyāpanakaumudī
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 270 - Vratodyāpanakaumudī
Vratodyāpanakaumudī, circa 1861.
Physical description:
1 item (49 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 21 cm.
Manuscript is a kind of manual for performing a number of different observances (vratas), prayers, hand gestures (mudras), as well as Hindu mantras to various deities that are to be performed during the ceremonies, especially the wife of the moon, Kaumudī.
Title from the margin abbreviations throughout.
Written in 12-15 lines per leaf.
49 leaves foliated 1-49, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti pradoṣavrataṃ // (f. 49v).
Dated around 1861, which is written as a watermark on several folios.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red or orange throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line.
European blue paper with watermarks and the date 1861 written on it.
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 270
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 270
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
व्रतोद्यापनकौमुदी, १८६१.
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