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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2735 - Yajñopavītadhāraṇavidhi
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Title:
Yajñopavītadhāraṇavidhi, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 21 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manual including rules and dharma (Hindu law) related to the sacred thread ceremony, a Vedic rite of passage for young boys of the top three castes, allowing them to participate in the performance and reading of Vedic rites and ceremonies.
Subject:
Sacred thread ceremony.
Hinduism - Rituals - Texts.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Hindu law.
Dharma.
Form / Genre:
Treatises.
Manual (instructional materials)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Title from end title page (f. 2v).
Written in 8 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes blacked out; metrical accents in red through part of manuscript.
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 3225 (UP 2735).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2735.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2735
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
यज्ञोपवीतधारणविधि, 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: Manual (instructional materials)
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Subject: Dharma
Subject: Hindu law
Subject: Hinduism
Subject: Rites and ceremonies
Subject: Rituals
Geography: India
Page material: Paper