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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 922 - Maitreyopaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 922 - Maitreyopaniṣad
Maitreyopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 25 cm.
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study and recitation, and is a Hindu or post-Vedic philosophical treatise discussing the nature of the deity Śiva and his status in relationship to the Self (ātman) and the ultimate reality (the brahman), and different rites and practices associated with this realization, especially the rudrakṣa, a kind of prayer bead associated with Śiva.
Title from colophon (f. 2r).
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: maitreyopaniṣad // (f. 2r).
Mistakes blacked out; some folios treated with yellow turmeric powder to protect manuscript from insects.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 922
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 922
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
मैत्रेयोपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
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