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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1236 Atharvaśiras upaniṣad / अथर्वशिरस् उपनिषद्
TitleAtharvaśiras upaniṣad / अथर्वशिरस् उपनिषद्
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1236
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9963665423503681
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 and principles such as the universal form (viśvarūpa), and highlight and emphasize an understanding of the self (ātman). Contains another unidentified text, possibly the Śvetāśvataropaniṣad, dedicated to the Vedic deity Rudra, seen as an early precedent for the deity Śiva.
- Title for manuscript from title abbreviations in margins for first work (f. 1-9); title of second work, Śvetāśvataropaniṣad, from marginal abbreviations (f. 10-22).
- Written in 8-10 lines per leaf.
- 22 leaves foliated 1-22, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; metrical accents in red; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Extent1 item (22 leaves) : 11 x 23 cm
- Hindu mantras
- Self (Philosophy)
- Rudra (Hindu deity)
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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