Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Brahmagītā
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5806593
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Manuscript used for private consultation and reflection. Text defines different ways of performing pūjās, vows (vratas), praises (stotras), and celebrations of pilgrimage sites, as well as having philosophical concerns, which include the knowledge of the deity Śiva (śivajñāna) and that of the universal concept Brahman (brahmavidya). Text sees itself as the "essence" of all upaniṣads although representing a medieval text; possibly composed by the Pāśupata sect of Śaivism around the 6th century A.D.
- Title from colophon (f. 96r-96v).
- Written in 7-8 lines per leaf.
- 96 leaves foliated 1-96, upper left and lower right verso.
- Dated śaka 1747 (1825) (f. 96v).
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; accents for cadence added in red throughout.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 11 x 22 cm
ColophonColophon: om̐ tat sad iti śrīmanmahāpurāṇe skāṃde sūtasaṃhitāyāṃ yajñavaibhavakhaṃḍasyoparibhāge vedārthanirūpaṇe brahmagĩtāsūpaniṣatsubrahmavidyāyāṃ sarvaśāstrārthasaṃgraho nāmadvādaśodhyāyaḥ 12 śrīkṛṣṇā [*] 1083 ṣake 1747 pārthivanāmasaṃvatsare aśvinavadya 4 ravivāraprāthaḥ kālī [*] sakāsvahakāraṃcalopayitvāprayojayet // (f. 96v).
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Puja (Hinduism)
- Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages--India
- Hindu philosophy
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century