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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1195 - Sūryātharvaśirasupaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1195 - Sūryātharvaśirasupaniṣad
Sūryātharvaśirasupaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 24 cm.
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation, and is a Hindu proto-philosophical treatise placing the sun (sūrya) as the highest and most central deity in the universe. Derived primarily from the Atharvaveda, a work that is largely dedicated to various Hindu and Vedic deities and addresses various household rites and rituals and their interpretation.
Title from colophon (f. 2v).
Written in 8-9 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: ity ātharvavede sūryātharvaśirasasamaptaṃ // (f. 2v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1195
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1195
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
सूर्याथर्वशिरसुपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
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