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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1105 Two upaniṣads
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1105
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9963242393503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation and is comprised of two upaniṣads, possibly derived from the corpus of works related to and drawing verses from, the Atharvaveda. The first is a collection of verses designed to promote, praise, and appreciate the universal complexity of the Hindu deity Śiva, while the second is a critique of Vedic sacrifice, found in the earliest Vedas, in verse. Both works function as do many upaniṣads, as quasi-philosophical works that are later absorbed into and commented upon by medieval analytical philosophers.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Written in 9 lines per leaf.
- 5 leaves foliated 1-5, upper left and lower right verso.
- Internal colophon: iti paṃcabrahmopaniṣatsamāptaḥ // (f. 3r).
- Colophon of first work and part of incipit of second work highlighted in red (f. 3r).
Extent1 item (5 leaves) : 11 x 22 cm
ColophonColophon of first work and part of incipit of second work highlighted in red (f. 3r).
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Rites and ceremonies--India
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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