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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 841 - Śaṅkarācārya - Kāṭhavallībhāṣya
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Author:
Śaṅkarācārya.
Title:
Kāṭhavallībhāṣya, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (54 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 29 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Biographical / Organizational History:
Authors' name written as Śaṅkarabhagavata in the colophon (f. 54r).
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a Hindu philosophical treatise and commentary (bhāṣya) on the late Vedic work the Kāṭhopaniṣad, which addresses early concepts of the Self (ātman), as well as addressing and offering interpretation of early social and ritual action. The commentary by Śaṅkarācārya runs parallel above and below the root text; however, the commentary itself contains a long introduction and conclusion before and after the root text.
Subject:
Advaita.
Vedanta.
Ātman.
Self (Philosophy)
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
Form / Genre:
Treatises.
Commentaries.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Title from title page (f. 1r); alternate title Kāṭhakabhāṣyeṣaṣṭīvallī from colophon (f. 54r); second alternative title, Kāṭhopaniṣadbhāṣya, supplied by cataloger; title of root text Kaṭhopaniṣad supplied by cataloger.
Written in 8-10 lines per leaf.
54 leaves foliated 1-54, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīgoviṃdabhagavat pūjyapādaśiṣyasya paramahaṃsaparibrājakasya śrīśaṃkarabhagavataḥ kṛtau kāṭhakabhāṣyeṣaṣṭīvallīsamāptaḥ // śrī rastu // kalpāṇamastu // (f. 54r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red through more than half the manuscript; vertical margins marked with triple red line through part of the manuscript (f. 1-2, 40-54).
Indexed / Referenced in:
Listed in H.I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 505 (UP 841).
Other Titles:
Upanishads. Kaṭhopaniṣad.
Kāṭhakabhāṣyeṣaṣṭīvallī.
Kāṭhopaniṣadbhāṣya.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 841
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 841
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
काठवल्लीभाष्य, १७००-१८५०.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 18th century
Century: 19th century
Date: 1700
Genre: Commentaries
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Subject: Advaita
Subject: Ātman
Subject: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Philosophy, Indic
Subject: Self (Philosophy)
Geography: India
Author: Śaṅkarācārya
Page material: Paper