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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 854 - Atharvaśiropaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 854 - Atharvaśiropaniṣad
Atharvaśiropaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (6 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 26 cm.
Manuscript is used for contemplation and recitation and is a late Vedic work, a philosophical treatise that reinterprets the symbolic value of Hindu rites and rituals, but points especially to the centrality of the Vedic god Rudra, an early form of the Hindu deity Śiva, within the constructed universe.
Title from colophon (f. 5).
Written in 8-9 lines per leaf.
6 leaves foliated 1-4, 4-5, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: ity atharvaśiropaniṣat // oṃ bhadraṃkarṇebhiḥ // svastinaṃ // (f. 5v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 854
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 854
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
अथर्वशिरोपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
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