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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 648 - Jyotiṣa
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 648 - Jyotiṣa
Title:
Jyotiṣa, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (4 leaves) : paper ; 9 x 19 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript used as a kind of guide book or manual for early Hindu and especially Vedic astronomy and is part of the supplemental literature to the Vedas or the Vedāṅga literature; makes reference to Vedic ritual and an unusual reference to a system of 5 year yugas (cosmic ages).
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 4v).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
4 leaves foliated 1-4, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti jyotiṣaṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ (f. 4v).
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.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 648
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 648
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
ज्योतिष, १७००-१८५०.
 
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