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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2177 - Upaśamaprakaraṇa
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2177 - Upaśamaprakaraṇa
Yogavāsiṣṭha. Upaśamaprakaraṇa.
Upaśamaprakaraṇa, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (23 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 22 cm.
The penultimate book (fifth of six) in a philosophical work expressed through a narrative, often considered a philosophical addendum to the Rāmāyaṇa. Presented as a dialogue between the sage Vasiṣṭha and king Rāma who seeks spiritual guidance. This book contains seven chapters. Includes excerpts from various schools of Hindu philosophy.
Title from internal colophon (f. 18v).
Written in 8-11 lines per leaf.
23 leaves foliated 1-23, upper left and lower right verso.
Internal colophon: ity upaśamaprakaraṇe suradūpākhyānaṃ nāmasaptamaḥ sargaḥ // (f. 18v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2177.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2177
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
उपशमप्रकरण, १७००-१८५०.
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