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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 964 - Kaṭhavalyopaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 964 - Kaṭhavalyopaniṣad
Upanishads. Kaṭhopaniṣad.
Kaṭhavalyopaniṣad, 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (14 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 16 cm.
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study and recitation, and is a Hindu or Late Vedic philosophical treatise presented in the form of a story and as a dialogue between a father Vājraśrava, and his son Niciketas; the work addresses early concepts of the Self (ātman), as well as addressing and offering interpretation of early social and ritual action.
Title from colophon (f. 14v).
Written in 7-9 lines per leaf.
14 leaves foliated 1-14, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes covered in yellow or black, some additions and corrections written in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Colophon: iti kaṭhavalyo[paniṣad]dvitIyadhyāyaḥ // (f. 14v).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 964
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 964
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
कठवल्योपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
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