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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1581 Dakṣasmṛti / दक्षस्मृति
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1581
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9967588993503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is a set of law codes (dharma) that highlights the importance of studying the Vedas; work discusses rules surrounding different kinds of rites and ceremonies, gift giving, eating, proper conduct, and more; especially those activities related to achieving release (mokṣa) from the cycle of life and death (a form of Hindu salvation).
- Title from colophon (f. 15r).
- Written in 9 lines per leaf.
- 15 leaves foliated 1-15, lower right verso.
- 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 black line; decorative border drawn on front and back title pages (f. 1r and f. 15v).
- Watermark of the initials C and B along with part of a coat of arms or related emblem across two folios (f. 9-10).
- Dated around śaka 1699-1706 (1777-1784) based on the dates of Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1579 (f. 1r and 38r), written by the same scribe on the same paper.
Extent1 item (15 leaves) : 11 x 21 cm
ColophonColophon: iti dakṣasmṛti samāptā // (f. 15r).
- Mokṣa--Early works to 1800
- Food--Religious aspects--Hinduism--Early works to 1800
- Gifts--Religious aspects--Hinduism--Early works to 1800
- Dharma--Early works to 1800
- Manuals (instructional materials)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
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