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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 664 - Grahasaṃjñā
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Title:
Grahasaṃjñā, 1792.
Physical description:
1 item (3 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 27 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manuscript is a kind of manual for use by family priests (purohitas) reading various kinds of astrological signs for the purpose of divination. Manuscript is a collection of three short texts called Saṃjñās, each pertaining to the signs associated with planets (graha), constellations (nakṣatras), and astrological houses (rāśis). List of names written in three columns, as well as a praise to the Hindu deity Gaṇeśa written in large bubble-letters, along with other notes on the front folio (f. 1r)
Subject:
Hindu astrology.
Divination - India.
Form / Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Notes:
Title for third text and manuscript from final colophon (f. 3v); title Nakṣatrasaṃjñā for first text from internal colophon (f. 2v); title Rāśisaṃjñā for second text from internal colophon (f. 3r).
Written in 8-9 lines per leaf.
3 leaves foliated 1-3, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīgrahasaṃjñāsapūrṇam // śubham // svastirīśake 1714 // śrīsamvat 1849 // māse jyeṣṭa śubdi 3 roja 5 likhitaṃ // [??]ārmaṇā[?] // rāmaṃ madgurave namaḥ // mukāmamā[??]m̐ḍāśubham // (f. 3v).
Dated saṃvat 1849 (1792) (f. 3v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or 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 5106 (UP 664).
Other Titles:
Nakṣatrasaṃjñā.
Rāśisaṃjñā.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 664
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 664
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
ग्रहसंज्ञा, १७९२.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 18th century
Date: 1792
Genre: Manuals (instructional materials)
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Subject: Divination
Subject: Hindu astrology
Geography: India
Page material: Paper