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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2232 - Śaṅkarācārya attributed name - Kaupīnapañcaka
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2232 - Śaṅkarācārya attributed name - Kaupīnapañcaka
Śaṅkarācārya attributed name.
Kaupīnapañcaka, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaf) : paper ; 10 x 21 cm.
Collection of short texts. The first (f. 1r) celebrates the blessings associated with being a renunciant ascetic (sāṃnyāsin), such as being blessed for wearing a loin cloth (kaupīna); this work extoles the virtues of the Vedānta philosophy of Śaṅkarācārya, to whom the work is attributed; the second text (f. 1r-1v) contains four verses presented in the voice of the god Nārāyaṇa (a form of Viṣṇu). The third work is unidentified, but contains over three verses, and appears to be a devotional work dedicated to Bhagavan. The manuscript is incomplete.
Title from internal colophon (f. 1r); title of second work Cathuḥślokībhāgavata from internal colophon (f. 1v).
Written in 11 lines per leaf.
1 leaf.
Internal colophon: iti śrīśaṃkarācāryaviracitaṃ kaupīnapaṃcakaṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // (f. 1r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2232.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2232
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
कौपीनपञ्चक, १७००-१८५०.
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