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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 870 - Brahmopaniṣad
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Brahmopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 27 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation and is a Hindu philosophical treatise in the style of the late Vedic upaniṣads, but being written in medieval times. Part of what is known as the Yoga upaniṣads and influenced by the Saṃkhyā and Vedānta, as well as Śakta, philosophical traditions. Work expounds on the universal notion of the brahman and its relationship to the self (ātman).
Self (Philosophy)
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from colophon (f. 2v).
Written in 10 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti ity atharvaṇabrahmopaniṣat samāptaḥ oṃm śāṃtiḥ śāṃtiḥ śāṃtiḥ hari oṃ tat sat // (f. 2v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
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 694 (UP 870).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 870
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 870
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
ब्रह्मोपनिषद्, 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: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Genre: Treatises
Subject: Ātman
Subject: Brahman
Subject: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Philosophy, Indic
Subject: Sankhya
Geography: India
Page material: Paper