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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1818 - Rāma Daivajña, active 17th century - Muhūrtacintāmaṇi
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1818 - Rāma Daivajña, active 17th century - Muhūrtacintāmaṇi
Author:
Rāma Daivajña, active 17th century.
Title:
Muhūrtacintāmaṇi, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (10 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 24 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for consultation and study and is a manual and treatise on divination and reading the signs of planetary movement within the context of Hindu astrology and astronomy; makes predictions about the upcoming year related to various aspects of human life. There are tables of numbers and characters related to the planets throughout the manuscript. Some of the tables are incomplete. The manuscript is unfinished.
Notes:
Title from title abbreviations in margins.
Written in 8-9 lines per leaf.
10 leaves foliated 1-10, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some significant letters and numbers highlighted in red near the beginning of the manuscript; vertical margins marked with double red line. Some folios are treated with yellow turmeric powder to protect the manuscript from insects.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1818.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1818
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
मुहूर्तचिन्तामणि, १७००-१८५०.
 
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