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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 584 - Gurulakṣaṇa
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Gurulakṣaṇa, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (3 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 23 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Manuscript is used for consultation and study and is a section of a larger work containing a variety of topics such as the qualities of a good teacher and student, astrology, and architecture.
Hindu architecture.
Hindu astrology.
Form / Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from incipit (f. 1r); alternate titles Pīṭhalakṣaṇa and Candralakṣana supplied by cataloger.
Written in 13-16 lines per leaf.
3 leaves foliated 1-3, upper left and lower right verso; also foliated 11-13, upper left verso, indicating that it was part of a larger manuscript.
Colophon: śrīgaṇeśāyanamaḥ / athagurulakṣaṇaṃ / guravovahavaḥ (f. 1r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double black line.
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 5354, 5355, and 5111 (UP 584).
Other Titles:
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 584
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 584
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
गुरुलक्षण, १७००-१८५०.

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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: Gurus
Subject: Hindu architecture
Subject: Hindu astrology
Geography: India
Page material: Paper