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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1870 - Rāma Daivajña, active 17th century - Muhūrtacintāmaṇi
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Rāma Daivajña, active 17th century.
Muhūrtacintāmaṇi, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (44 leaves) : paper ; 14 x 34 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
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.
Hindu astrology.
Hindu astronomy.
Divination - India.
Form / Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Tables (documents)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
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