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Cāturmāsyahautraprayoga, 1818. = चातुर्मास्यहौत्रप्रयोग, १८१८.

Author/Creator:
Baudhāyana, attributed name.
Publication:
1818.
१८१८.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (20 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 22 cm.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 177
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Subjects:
Seasons -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.
Rites and ceremonies -- India.
Hindu priests.
Sacrifice -- Hinduism.
Hindu law.
Form/Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Biography/History:
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.
Summary:
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.
Notes:
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.
Cited in:
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).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 177.
Contributor:
Abhayankara, Gajanbhaṭa, scribe.
OCLC:
905606569