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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 846 - Praśnopaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 846 - Praśnopaniṣad
Title:
Upanishads. Praśnopaniṣad.
Praśnopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (9 leaves) : paper ; 14 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation, and is a late Vedic work that addresses early philosophical concepts of the Self (ātman) and poses a series of questions (praśna) and answers between students and their teacher. In the process the work addresses and offers an interpretation of early social and ritual action.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 8v).
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
9 leaves foliated 1-9, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti ṣaṣṭapraśnaḥ iti ṣaṣṭapraśnopaniṣatsaṃpūrṇaḥ // athamudopaniṣatprāraṃbhaḥ // (f. 8v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; metrical accents written in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line. Manuscript was written by the same scribe and on the same kind of paper as Ms. Coll. 390, Item 843.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 846
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 846
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
प्रश्नोपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
 
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