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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 923 - Taittirīyopaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 923 - Taittirīyopaniṣad
Upanishads. Taittirīyopaniṣad.
Taittirīyopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (8 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 26 cm.
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 Viṣṇu such as Oṃ Hari.
Title from colophon (f. 11v).
Colophon: iti śrīmattaittarīyopaniṣadiśIkṣābraṃhmavallībhṛguvallītitrīṇipannānisaṃpūrṇāni // śrī // śrīgurubhyonamā //
Written in 8 lines per leaf.
8 leaves foliated 4-11, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double black line; metrical accents added in red throughout.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 923
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 923
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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