Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Mahāvākyopaniṣad
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 6276556
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a kind of early Hindu philosophical treatise that examines the nature of existence through aphorisms, the Great sayings (mahāvakyas), by means of the use of mantras. This collection is likely a medieval work, edited by followers of Advaita Vedānta, for the purpose of providing an overview or essence of that school of philosophy.
- Title from colophon (f. 2v).
- Written in 8-9 lines per leaf.
- 2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Extent1 14 x 20 cm
ColophonColophon: itī māhāṃvākyopaniṣatsamāptā // (f. 2v).
- Hindu mantras
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century