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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 869 Six early upaniṣads
TitleSix early upaniṣads
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 869
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9962523093503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation, and is a collection of six early upaniṣads that were originally part of a larger collection of ten upaniṣads; these are all a kind of late Vedic, philosophical treatise employed to help reinforce and instill ideas and concepts about the makeup of the universe. Such ideas and teachings typically went beyond tradition Vedic training that focused on the performance of and/or strict adherence to rituals alone; however, the texts themselves often comment on and/or espouse different kinds of ritual practices themselves. Manuscript is incomplete.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Written in 11-13 lines per leaf.
- 16 leaves foliated 1-16, upper left and lower right verso.
- Title page: īśakenakaṭhapraśnamuṃdumāṃdūkya[????]chāṃdogyamaitreyandabṛhadārakaṃdaśa // 10 / (f. 1r).
- Īśopaniṣad (f. 1v-2r) -- Kenopaniṣad (f. 2r-3v) -- Kaṭhopaniṣad (f. 3v-10r) -- Praśnopaniṣad (f. 10r-12v) -- Muṇḍakopaniṣad (f. 12v-15v) -- Māṇḍūkyopaniṣad (f. 15v-16v).
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double black line; metrical accents added in red at the beginning of the manuscript (f. 1v-2r).
Extent1 item (16 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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