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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 3025 Text on animal omens

Title

Text on animal omens

Call number

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 3025
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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Publisher

University of Pennsylvania

Language

In Braj

Summary

The size of a pocket book, this manuscript most likely was carried by the jyotiṣī (astrologer) for consultation. It deals with the auspicious and inauspicious consequences of encountering different birds and animals. The usual term for omen in Sanskrit śakuna means "bird" as well as "omen". Omens have played and continue to play a significant role in people's lives, with many quite attentive to the significance of various animal sounds and movements, especially bird calls. Manuscript is incomplete.

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Extent

1 item (7 leaves) : 11 x 15 cm

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Paper

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