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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 653 - Veṅkaṭeśa, Daivajña - Sarvārthacintāmaṇi
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Veṅkaṭeśa, Daivajña.
Sarvārthacintāmaṇi, 1750.
Physical description:
1 item (59 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 29 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Manuscript an astrological work, title translated as Jewel of all things, is a comprehensive overview of astrological charts, and planetary movements, that seeks to determine outcomes that will positively or negatively effect people's lives and rites of passage (birth, marriage, death). Small graph on the title page written in a different hand.
Hindu astrology.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Divination - India.
Form / Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Tables (documents)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Title from colophon (f. 60r).
Written in 10-14 lines per leaf.
59 leaves foliated 1, 3-60, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: yādṛṣaṃ pustakaṃ dṛṣṭvā tādṛśaṃ likhitaṃ mayā // yadi śudram śruddhaṃ vāmamadoṣonavidyate // samāpta // śubham astu // saṃvat 1807 // (f. 60r).
Dated saṃvat 1807 (1750) (f. 60r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with quadruple 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 5277 (UP 653).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 653
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 653
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
सर्वार्थचिन्तामणि, १७५०.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 18th century
Date: 1750
Genre: Manuals (instructional materials)
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Tables (documents)
Subject: Divination
Subject: Hindu astrology
Subject: Rites and ceremonies
Geography: India
Author: Veṅkaṭeśa, Daivajña
Page material: Paper