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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 309 - Raghunandana Bhaṭṭācārya, active 16th century - Kṛtyatattva
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Raghunandana Bhaṭṭācārya, active 16th century.
Kṛtyatattva, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (29 leaves) : paper ; 9 x 39 cm.
In Sanskrit (Bengali)
Biographical / Organizational History:
Son of Harihara Bhaṭṭācārya (f. 34v).
Manuscript is a treatise used for consultation by priests discussing the true nature of duty (Hindu law, Dharma) and contains different examples of daily rites to be performed by Hindus, including an emphasis on śrāddha rites (funeral rites). Manuscript includes some Vedic and non-Vedic rites as well as some devotional material (pūja).
Hindu law.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Puja (Hinduism)
Funeral rites and ceremonies - India.
Devotional literature, Sanskrit.
Form / Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from colophon (f. 34v).
Written in 9-10 lines per leaf.
29 leaves foliated 6-34, middle right verso.
Colophon: iti vandya [???] śrīhariharabhaṭṭācāryātmaja śrīraghūnandanabhaṭṭācāryaviracitaṃ kṛtyatattvaṃ samāptaṃ (f. 34).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 2933 (UP 309).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 309
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 309
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
কৃত্যতত্ত্ৱ, ১৭০০-১৮৫০.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 18th century
Century: 19th century
Date: 1700
Genre: Manuals (instructional materials)
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Subject: Devotional literature, Sanskrit
Subject: Dharma
Subject: Funeral rites and ceremonies
Subject: Hindu law
Subject: Puja (Hinduism)
Geography: India
Author: Raghunandana Bhaṭṭācārya, active 16th century
Page material: Paper