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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 957 Three early upaniṣads


Three early upaniṣads

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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 957
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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University of Pennsylvania


In Sanskrit


Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation, and is a collection of three early upaniṣads; these are late Vedic, philosophical treatises 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 comment on and/or espouse different kinds of ritual practices themselves. Table of contents appears at the beginning of manuscript (f. 1r).



1 item (17 leaves) : 10 x 16 cm




Colophon: iti ṣaṣṭhaḥ praśnaḥ // paśnopaniṣatsamāptaṃ // śrīkṛṣṇārpaṇamastu // (f. 1r).

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