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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 726 - Gaṇeśopaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 726 - Gaṇeśopaniṣad
Upanishads. Gaṇapatyātharvaśirṣopaniṣad.
Gaṇeśopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (5 leaves) : paper ; 8 x 12 cm.
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation and is a philosophical work, written in the style of an ancient Upaniṣad, but dedicated to the medieval figure, the elephant-headed Hindu deity Gaṇeśa. The work relates the deity Gaṇeśa with the highest principles of the universe.
Title from colophon (f. 5r).
Written in 7-8 lines per leaf.
5 leaves foliated 1-5, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti atharvaṇarahasye gaṇeśopaniṣat saṃpūrṇam (f. 5r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double black line.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 726
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 726
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
गणेशोपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
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