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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 849 Śikṣābrahmavidyābhṛgu / शिक्षाब्रह्मविदाभृगु
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 849
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9962344073503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for contemplation and recitation and is a late Vedic work, a philosophical treatise also containing numerous mantras meant to be recited during meditation, as well as early mythology introducing some early ideas about the makeup and composition of the universe (such notions about the cycle of life and death). The work reinterprets the symbolic value of Hindu rites and rituals and points to an underlying continuum between the individual self (ātman) and the universe (brahman).
- Title supplied by cataloger; alternate title Śikṣābrahmavidābhṛgu from title page (f. 1r).
- Written in 9-10 lines per leaf.
- 11 leaves foliated 1-11, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; metrical accents added in red throughout.
Extent1 item (11 leaves) : 13 x 27 cm
- Self (Philosophy)
- Hindu mantras
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Rites and ceremonies--India
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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