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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 285 - Dānacandrikā
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 285 - Dānacandrikā
Dānacandrikā, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (103 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 25 cm.
Manuscript is a manual or handbook containing the rules and regulations (Hindu law, Dharma) governing the giving and receiving of gifts and donations, such as to and from Brahmans; as well as the rules governing punishments for great crimes (mahāpātaka).
Title from colophon (f. 103v).
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
103 leaves foliated 1-103, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti dānacaṃdrīkāsamāptā // (f. 103v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout. Contains a nine-sectioned chart of various deities such as the four-armed Viṣṇu or Śiva (the lord of Umā) as well as different Vedic gods (f. 73v); also contains a diagram of concentric circles containing incremental numbers (f. 94v).
Non-Latin script record.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 285
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 285
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
दानचन्द्रिका, १७००-१८५०.
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