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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1225 - Śikṣābrahmavidābhṛgu
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1225 - Śikṣābrahmavidābhṛgu
Title:
Upanishads. Taittirīyopaniṣad.
Śikṣābrahmavidābhṛgu, 1812.
Physical description:
1 item (11 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 21 cm.
Summary:
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.
Notes:
Scribe is Gopālapantagokhala (f. 11r).
Title from final title page (f. 11v).
Written in 10-11 lines per leaf.
11 leaves foliated 1-11, upper left and lower right verso.
Dated śaka 1735 (1812) (f. 11r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some additions in red; metrical accents in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1225
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1225
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
शिक्षाब्रह्मविदाभृगु, १८१२.
 
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