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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 670 - Nīlakaṇṭha, active 16th century - Saṃjñātantra
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 670 - Nīlakaṇṭha, active 16th century - Saṃjñātantra
Nīlakaṇṭha, active 16th century.
Saṃjñātantra, 1798.
Physical description:
1 item (15 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 25 cm.
Manuscript is a kind of manual and astrological/cosmological treatise used for contemplation and consultation for the purpose of divination and inward contemplation through a reading and correlation of planetary tables, an understanding of the different regions (varṣa) of the earth, etc.
Title from colophon (f. 15v); alternate title Nīlakaṇṭhī supplied by cataloger.
Written in 8-11 lines per leaf.
15 leaves foliated 1-15, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrī daivajñānaṃtaṃsutadaivattaśrīnīlakaṃṭhaviracitaṃ saṃjñātaṃtraṃ samāptaṃ // śrīsaṃvat 1855 śāke 1720 caitra śukladvitīyā caṃdre upādhyālakṣmaṇe naleśvakaḥ samāptaḥ // (f. 15v).
Dated saṃvat 1855 (1798) (f. 15v).
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 single red line; red rectangles bordering the title on title page (f. 1r).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 670
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 670
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
संज्ञातन्त्र, १७९८.
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