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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1223 - Bṛhadāraṇyakopaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1223 - Bṛhadāraṇyakopaniṣad
Title:
Upanishads. Br̥hadāraṇyakopaniṣad. Selections.
Bṛhadāraṇyakopaniṣad. Adhyāya 1-3, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (12 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 21 cm.
Summary:
Called the Great forest upaniṣad, it is the first section (of six) of one of the oldest of the upaniṣad genre and is a sub-section of the Śatapatha brāhmaṇa, a Vedic ritual manual and hymns for performing public śrauta rituals. Contains the famous verse beginning "asato mā sad gamaya" ("lead me from non-reality to reality") and is an exegesis of ritual knowledge; speculates on the nature of the Self and meant to supplement the ritual learning. Attributed to the legendary sage Yājñavalkya.
Notes:
Title from title abbreviations in margin.
Written in 10-12 lines per leaf.
12 leaves foliated 1-12, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti ṣa[?]brāhmaṇaṃ // tṛtīyo 'dhyāyāyāṃ prathamo 'dhyāyaḥ (f. 12v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; paper is blue.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1223
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1223
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
बृहदारण्यकोपनिषद्. अध्याय १-३, १७००-१८५०.
 
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