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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 917 - Śaṅkarācārya - Taittirīyakavārttika
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 917 - Śaṅkarācārya - Taittirīyakavārttika
Author:
Śaṅkarācārya.
Title:
Taittirīyakavārttika, 1792.
Physical description:
1 item (42 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 30 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a medieval Hindu philosophical treatise and commentary on the Taittirīyopaniṣad, exploring themes of the universal Self and its relationship to the underlying principles of existence such as the abstract concept of the brahman as well as discussion of social structure. Text comprises the first chapter of the commentary and is written from the perspective of the Advaita (non-dualism) Vedānta school of philosophy.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 42r); alternate title Taittirīyopaniṣadbhāṣya supplied by cataloger.
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
42 leaves foliated 1-42, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmatparamahaṃsaparivrājakācāryaviracitaṃ taittirīyakavārtikaṃ samāptaṃ // śrīpāṃḍuraṅgakṣetrai likhitam idaṃ śake 1714 bhādre samāptaṃ // (f. 42r).
Dated śaka 1714 (1792) (f. 42r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
Watermarks include man riding a horse, a bull, and letters.
Scribe is Pāṇḍuraṅgakṣetra (f. 42r).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 917
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 917
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
तैत्तिरीयकवार्त्तिक, १७९२.
 
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