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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 698 - Praśnatattva
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 698 - Praśnatattva
Title:
Praśnatattva, 1840.
Physical description:
1 item (12 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 24 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is a treatise on astrological aspects of Ayurvedic medicine and the interpretation and reading of astrological signs in the course of medical diagnosis and treatment. Manuscript contains a number of astronomical tables of numbers, symbols, and references to different planets and other heavenly bodies.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 9r).
Written in 11-14 lines per leaf.
9 leaves foliated 1-9, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti cakrapāṇiviracite vibudhapadaprade praśnātattve vai // miśrapraśnādhyāya sulabha iha dvādaśaśvāgāt // samvat 1897 śāke 1762 sālamitiphālyana[?]di 4 roja 5 tad dine lohanī viṣṇudatena likhitaṃ svārthaṃ śubham // (f. 12r).
Dated saṃvat 1897 and śaka 1762 (1840) (f. 12r).
Scribe is Viṣṇudatta (f. 12r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; tables drawn with black lines.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 698
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 698
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
प्रश्नतत्त्व, १८४०.
 
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