Manual with associated rules and laws (dharma) for performing rites constructing banks of earth around a banyan or vaṭa tree (Ficus benghalensis) at the end of a larger observance of rites.
Title from colophon (f. 9r). Scribe is Bhāskara Bhaṭṭa Dāḍekara (f. 20r). Written in 9-10 lines per leaf. 9 leaves foliated 1-9, upper left and lower right verso. Colophon: iti vaṭodyāpanaprayogaḥ // (f. 9r). Dated śaka 1716 (1794) (f. 9v). Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line. Partial watermark of a commercial design that looks like the crest or base of a coat of arms with the initials A and G.
Listed in H.I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 3411 (UP 1402).