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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1166 Praśnopaniṣad / प्रश्नोपनिषद्
TitlePraśnopaniṣad / प्रश्नोपनिषद्
Other related names
- Bhānu, scribe
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1166
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9963566843503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation, and is a late Vedic work that addresses early philosophical concepts of the Self (ātman) and poses a series of questions (praśna) and answers between students and their teacher. In the process the work addresses and offers an interpretation of early social and ritual action. A commentary titled Praśnopaniṣadvyākhyā, possibly by Damodāra, runs parallel above and below the root text.
- Title from colophon (f. 11r); title of commentary, Praśnopaniṣadvyākhyā, from commentary colophon.
- Written in 11 lines per leaf.
- 11 leaves foliated 1-11, upper left and lower right verso.
- Scribe is Bhānu (Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1165, f. 4r).
- Dated saṃvat 1917 and śaka 1782 (1860) based on Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1169 (f. 100r), written by the same scribe.
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
- Manuscript written by the same scribe as Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1160, Item 1161, Item 1164, Item 1165, Item 1167, Item 1168, Item 1169, and Item 1172.
Extent1 item (11 leaves) : 13 x 35 cm
ColophonColophon: iti praśnopaniṣatsamāptaṃ (f. 11r).
- Hinduism--Examinations, questions, etc
- Self (Philosophy)
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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