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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1870 - Rāma Daivajña, active 17th century - Muhūrtacintāmaṇi
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Author:
Rāma Daivajña, active 17th century.
Title:
Muhūrtacintāmaṇi, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (44 leaves) : paper ; 14 x 34 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manuscript is used for consultation and study and is a manual and treatise on divination and reading the signs of planetary movement within the context of Hindu astrology and astronomy; makes predictions about the upcoming year related to various aspects of human life. There are tables of numbers and characters related to the planets throughout the manuscript.
Subject:
Hindu astrology.
Hindu astronomy.
Divination - India.
Form / Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Treatises.
Tables (documents)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Title from title page (f. 1r).
Written in 11-12 lines per leaf.
44 leaves foliated 1-20, [i], 21-43, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti yātrāprakaraṇaṃ samāptaṃ // (f. 43v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with six red lines.
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 5046 (UP 1870).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1870.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1870
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
मुहूर्तचिन्तामणि, 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: Divination
Subject: Hindu astrology
Subject: Hindu astronomy
Geography: India
Author: Rāma Daivajña, active 17th century
Page material: Paper