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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 573 - Mādhava, -1386 - Pañcadaśī
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 573 - Mādhava, -1386 - Pañcadaśī
Author:
Mādhava, -1386.
Title:
Pañcadaśī., circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (313 leaves) : paper ; 30 x 14 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a Hindu philosophical treatise, a work called the Fifteen chapters (Pañcadaśī) that focuses on different expressions of ultimate reality (being, consciousness, and bliss) and is drawn from the Advaita (non-dualism) Vedānta school of philosophy. Manuscript also contains an extensive commentary, the Tattvavivekaprakaraṇa, by Rāmakṛṣṇa, running above and below the root text.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 4v, final folio of manuscript).
Written in 7-13 lines per leaf.
313 leaves foliated 1-21, 1-18, 1-12, 1-16, 1-5, 1-48, 1-66, 1-14, 1-24, 1-6, 1-30, 1-16, 1-27, 1-6, 1-4, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmatparamahaṃsaparivrājakācāryabhagavatpādapūjyaśaṃkarānaṃdaśiṣyena vidyāranyamunikṛtāpaṃcadaśaprakaraṇasamāpta // (f. 4v, final folio of manuscript).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with triple red line.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 573.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 573
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
पञ्चदशी, १७००-१८५०.
 
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