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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 870 - Brahmopaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 870 - Brahmopaniṣad
Brahmopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 27 cm.
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation and is a Hindu philosophical treatise in the style of the late Vedic upaniṣads, but being written in medieval times. Part of what is known as the Yoga upaniṣads and influenced by the Saṃkhyā and Vedānta, as well as Śakta, philosophical traditions. Work expounds on the universal notion of the brahman and its relationship to the self (ātman).
Title from colophon (f. 2v).
Written in 10 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti ity atharvaṇabrahmopaniṣat samāptaḥ oṃm śāṃtiḥ śāṃtiḥ śāṃtiḥ hari oṃ tat sat // (f. 2v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 870
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 870
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
ब्रह्मोपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
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