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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1063 Atharvaśira / अथर्वशिर
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1063
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9963181613503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation, and is an early Hindu philosophical treatise that draws mantras and verses from the Atharvaveda in order to promote various Vedic deities, especially Rudra, a Vedic god known as the Howler, who later became identified with the Hindu deity Śiva.
- Title from title page (f. 9r); alternate title Atharvaśiropaniṣad supplied by cataloger.
- Written in 6-10 lines per leaf.
- 9 leaves foliated , 2-9, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out; a number of corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Extent1 item (9 leaves) : 9 x 12 cm
ColophonColophon: atharvaṇaśiraḥ sa[mā]ptaḥ // śrībhavānīśaṃkarārpaṇam astu // (f. 9r).
- Rudra (Hindu deity)
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Hindu mantras
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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