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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1345 - Brahmakūrca
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Brahmakūrca, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 21 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Manual outlining the rules, laws, and regulations around rites of penance that employ the five products and by-products of the cow (milk, manure, and urine, as well as curd and ghee).
Cows - Religious aspects - Hinduism.
Hinduism - Rituals - Texts.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Hindu law.
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. 2r).
Written in 10 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti brahmakucaṃ samāptaḥ // (f. 2r).
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 3160 (UP 1345).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1345.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1345
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
ब्रह्मकूर्च, 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: Cows
Subject: Dharma
Subject: Ghee
Subject: Hindu law
Subject: Hinduism
Geography: India
Page material: Paper