Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Coll. 390 Br̥hadāraṇyakopaniṣad.
Other related names
- Govinda Brahma (Son of Kaṇḍabhaṭṭa Brahma), scribe
Call numberMs. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 6287692
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Manuscript is used for contemplation and recitation and is a late Vedic work, a philosophical treatise that reinterprets the symbolic value of Hindu rites and rituals, pointing to an underlying continuum between the individual self (ātman) and the universe (brahman).
- Title from colophon (f. 7v).
- Written in 10-11 lines per leaf.
- 7 leaves foliated 1-7, upper left and lower right verso.
- Dated saṃvat 1846 (1789) based on date from Ms. Coll. 390, Item 999 (f. 8r), a later section of the same manuscript.
- Scribe is Govinda Brahma, the son of Kaṇḍabhaṭṭa Brahma, who resided in the Hindu pilgrimage center of Varāṇasī (Ms. Coll. 390, Item 999, f. 8r).
- Mistakes covered in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; metrical accents added in red throughout.
- Manuscript is part of a larger manuscript that also contained Ms. Coll. 390, Item 994, Item 996, Item 997, Item 998, and Item 999.
Extent1 13 x 31 cm
ColophonColophon: iti bṛhadāranyake caturtho 'dhyāyaḥ // 4 // bhāṣyānumato dvitīyo 'dhyāyaḥ // 2 // (f. 7v).
- Self (Philosophy)--Early works to 1800
- Ātman--Early works to 1800
- Brahman--Early works to 1800
- Hindu philosophy--Early works to 1800
- Philosophy, Indic--Early works to 1800
- Rites and ceremonies--India--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century