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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1892 - Pallīpatanaphala
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Pallīpatanaphala, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 20 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Manuscript is an astrological treatise and manual on prognostication for dealing through different ritual practices with the negative effects that can be caused by house-lizards (pallī) falling onto the human body.
Related names:
Mairālabhaṭṭa, scribe.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Hindu astrology.
Hindu astronomy.
Lizards - Symbolic aspects.
Animals - Symbolic aspects.
Form / Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from incipit (f. 1r).
Written in 9-10 lines per leaf.
2 leaves.
Colophon: iti pallīsarayayoḥ phalaṃ likhitaṃ // śrī // (f. 2v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Scribe is Mairālabhaṭṭa (f. 2v).
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 5259 (UP 1892).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1892.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1892
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
पल्लीपतनफल, 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: Animals
Subject: Hindu astrology
Subject: Hindu astronomy
Subject: Lizards
Subject: Rites and ceremonies
Geography: India
Related names: Mairālabhaṭṭa, scribe
Page material: Paper