Text is attributed to a traditional author dated to about the 6th century B.C. with ties to the transmission of the Yajurveda school, though it is likely a much later, likely medieval text, aligning itself with that lineage/school.
Manuscript is a manual for consultation by hotṛ priests, outlining the rules and laws about performing rites of sacrifice performed at the beginning of the change of the seasons.
Title from colophon (f. 20r). Written in 9-11 lines per leaf. 20 leaves foliated 1-20, upper left and lower right verso. Colophon: iti cāturmāsyahautraprayogaḥ // śrīgajānat prasan // śrīyogeśvarī [a]rpaṇam astū // sāṃba // sarasvatyai namaḥ // śrī gurubhyo namaḥ // śake 1730 vibhavanāmasaṃvatsare āśvinaśuddhacaturdaśyāṃ iṃduvāsare pūrvā[bhā]drapadānakṣatre yogavṛddhitaddine abhayaṃkaropanāmya gajaṃ bhaṭena likhitaṃ // svārthaṃ caivaparārthakaṃ // somanārīsāyaṃkālisamāptaṃ (f. 20r). Scribe is Gajanbhaṭa Abhayankara (f. 20r). Dated śaka 1730 (1818) (f. 20r). 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 double red line; red accents added throughout. Decorative cross-hatched and floral border in red ink on front and back covers (f. 1r and f. 20v). European paper with watermarks. Non-Latin script record.
Listed in H.I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 232 (UP 177).