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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2747 - Atharvaśīrṣa
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2747 - Atharvaśīrṣa
Atharvaśīrṣa, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 24 cm.
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a quasi-philosophical Vedic treatise promoting the Sun (Sūrya) as one of the highest beings in the universe and the only deity visible to the naked eye; commonly employed in rites and ceremonies and morning prayer. Verses likely drawn from the Atharvaveda. Manuscript is incomplete.
Title from colophon (f. 3v).
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 2-3, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: ity atharvaśīrṣaṃsamāptaṃ // (f. 3v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; metrical accents in red.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2747.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2747
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
अथर्वशीर्ष, १७००-१८५०.
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