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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1819 - Nārāyaṇadaivajña, active 16th century - Muhūrtamārtaṇḍa
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Nārāyaṇadaivajña, active 16th century.
Muhūrtamārtaṇḍa, 1844.
Physical description:
1 item (24 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 24 cm.
Manuscript is used for consultation and is an astrological treatise that deals with predictions related to different life cycle stages, and related to starting a sacred fire and the construction of buildings, among other subjects. There are tables with numbers and characters associated with planets and astral bodies (such as the sun and moon).
Title from end title page (f. 24v).
Written in 8-9 lines per leaf.
24 leaves foliated 1-24, upper left and lower right verso.
End title page: iti muhūrttamārtaṃḍaḥ samāptaḥ // (f. 24v).
Dated śaka 1766 (1844) (f. 24r).
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 red line.
Scribe is Govinda Jośī Pañcanadīkara (f. 24r).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1819.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1819
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
मुहूर्तमार्तण्ड, १८४४.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 19th century
Date: 1844
Genre: Manuals (instructional materials)
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Genre: Treatises
Subject: Divination
Subject: Hindu astrology
Subject: Hindu astronomy
Subject: Rites and ceremonies
Geography: India
Author: Nārāyaṇadaivajña, active 16th century
Related names: Govinda Jośī Pañcanadīkara, scribe, former owner
Page material: Paper