Dharmashastra of Marici

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This sage is relied upon as an authority by the Mit., Apararka, Smrti- candrika on Ahnika, Asauca, Sraddha, Prayakitta and Vyavahara. Apararka quotes several verses on tarpava one of which speaks of Sunday. <47 Marici disallows bathing in the rivers in the months of Sravana and Bh^drapada.^^' Marici made a very near approach to the modern conceptions underlying the Transfer of Property Act. 'Completeness is not attained without writing in the transactions of sale, mortgage, partition and gift of immoveable property’.'*^? If a buyer purchases a chattel before a row of merchants and to the knowledge of the king’s officers and in broad daylight, he is free from blame and gets back his money ( if the thing turns out to be another’s property ), while if the price (paid by a buyer for a chattel) cannot be recovered ( from the vendor who sells without title ) owing to the vendor’s address being not known, the loss should be apportioned between the buyer and the original owner of the chattel. ♦5o Marici divides adhi into four varieties, bhogya, gopya, pratyaya, ajhadhi. It is to be noted that Apararka ( p. 908 ) quotes a prose passage of Marici on a^auca.

Synopsis: Quoted on ahnika, asauca, kaddha and vyavahara by Mitak- .sari, Apararka and Smrticandrika - recommends writing as essential for sale, mortgage, gift and partition of immovables.