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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1216 - Aitareyopaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1216 - Aitareyopaniṣad
Title:
Upanishads. Aitareyopaniṣad
Aitareyopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (7 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 24 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation, and is a late Vedic philosophical treatise appended to the Ṛgveda; as a Upaniṣad, it contains speculations about the nature of being, the self, birth, and breath; also early myths. Manuscript ends with part of the Nārāyaṇopaniṣad.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 7r); title of partial second work Nārāyaṇopaniṣad from final title page (f. 7v).
Written in 7 lines per leaf.
7 leaves foliated 1-7, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti ṛgvede āśvalāyanīśākhāyāṃ aitareyopaniṣatsamāptam // (f. 7r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some significant phrases highlighted in red; metrical accents in red throughout.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1216
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1216
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
ऐतरेयोपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
 
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