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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 858 - Māṇḍūkyopaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 858 - Māṇḍūkyopaniṣad
Upanishads. Māṇḍūkyopaniṣad.
Māṇḍūkyopaniṣad, 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (8 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 24 cm.
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a Hindu philosophical treatise employing primarily Hindu mantras (phrases of power). The work outlines four states of consciousness (awake, dreaming, sleeping, and transcendent). After the main text is complete (f. 8r), the beginning of the Ṛgveda is written on the back of the final folio (f. 8v).
Title from colophon (f. 8v).
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
8 leaves foliated, 1-8, upper left and lower right verso.
Incipit: cidacidgraṃthiścāhaṃ tadakṣayaṃ jñeyamāmokṣāt // (f. 8r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red. Metrical accents added in black on the final folio (f. 8v).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 858
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 858
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
माण्डूक्योपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
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