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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 876 - Taittirīyopaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 876 - Taittirīyopaniṣad
Title:
Upanishads. Taittirīyopaniṣad.
Taittirīyopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (11 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 25 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation and is a late Vedic philosophical treatise that expounds upon the nature of existence and the importance and significance of Vedic mantras, their recitation, and how they lead one to the realization of higher truths especially to the ultimate, highest status of Being in the universe (brahman). Work includes many mantras (words of phrases of power) dedicated to various Hindu and Vedic gods. Manuscript ends with the beginning of a text of praise (stotra) dedicated to the Hindu deity Nārāyaṇa, a form of Viṣṇu.
Notes:
Title from title page (f. 1r).
Written in 10-12 lines per leaf.
11 leaves foliated 1-11, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line; metrical accents added in red throughout.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 876
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 876
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
तैत्तिरीयोपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
 
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