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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 892 - Mādhava, -1386 - Pañcabhūtaviveka
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 892 - Mādhava, -1386 - Pañcabhūtaviveka
Author:
Mādhava, -1386.
Title:
Pañcabhūtaviveka, 1850.
Pañcadaśī. Selections
Physical description:
1 item (14 leaves) : paper ; 21 x 33 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a treatise on Hindu philosophy from the perspective of the Advaita (non-dualism) Vedānta school of philosophy; work contains part of an extensive commentary called the Tātparyabodhinī by Rāmakṛṣṇa running parallel, above and below, the main root text. Work possibly copied in Varāṇasī and by a follower of Śaivism, as dedication to this city and forms of Śiva (such as Bhairava) are present (f. 1r).
Notes:
Title from title page (f. 1r); commentary title Tātparyabodhinī supplied by cataloger; alternate commentary title Pañcamahābhūtavivekadīpikā from commentary colophon (14v).
Written in 11-15 lines per leaf.
14 leaves foliated 1-14, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīvidyāraṇyakṛto paṃcabhūtavivekaḥ samāptaḥ // 2 // (f. 14v).
Dated śaka 1772 (1850), based on Ms. Coll. 390, Item 890 (f. 1r) and Item 893 (f. 9r), once part of the same manuscript.
Scribe is Janārdana Tāhmaṇakara, based on Ms. Coll. 390, Item 903 (f. 3r), once part of the same manuscript.
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.
Manuscript was originally part of a larger manuscript that was divided into parts before its purchase, but sold together with Ms. Coll. 390, Item 890, Item 891, Item 893, Item 894, Item 895, Item 896, Item 897, Item 898, Item 899, Item 900, Item 902, Item 903, Item 904, and Item 905.
Watermarks on a number of folios with the date 1835 and the name W. Venables & Co along with crest shaped as a heart in which there are letters.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 892
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 892
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
पञ्चभूतविवेक, १८५०.
 
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