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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 878 - Śaṅkarānanda, active 1290 - Praśnopaniṣaddīpikā
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 878 - Śaṅkarānanda, active 1290 - Praśnopaniṣaddīpikā
Author:
Śaṅkarānanda, active 1290.
Title:
Praśnopaniṣaddīpikā, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (30 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a Hindu philosophical treatise and commentary (dīpikā) from the perspective of Advaita Vedānta on the Praśnopaniṣad, a late Vedic work that addresses early 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. 30v); alternate title Praśnopaniṣadvyākhyā from original sale wrapper.
Written in 8-9 lines per leaf.
30 leaves foliated 1-30, lower right verso.
Colophon: ity ānaṃdātmapūjyaṃ pādādīkṣyasya śrīśaṃkarānaṃdabhagavataḥ kṛtaupraśnopaniṣaddīp[ikā] (f. 30v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 878
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 878
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
प्रश्नोपनिषद्भाष्य, १७००-१८५०.
 
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