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Text on animal omens,; 1700s.

Title:
Text on animal omens, 1700s.
Abstract:
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.
Format:
1 item (7 leaves) : paper; 11 x 15 cm.
Identifier:
(OCoLC)ocn829951390; (OCoLC)829951390; (PU)5917883-penndb-Voyager
Language:
In Braj; (Devanāgarī)
Subject:
Birdsongs -- Symbolic aspects.; Omens -- India.; Hindu astrology.; Animals -- Symbolic aspects.; Animals in art.; Manuals (instructional materials); Miniatures (paintings); Manuscripts, Sanskrit; 18th century.; Manuscripts; India
Type:
Manuscript
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 390
Collection:
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts