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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 881 - Iśopaniṣad
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Title:
Upanishads. Īśopaniṣad.
Iśopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation and recitation and is a late Vedic work, a philosophical treatise though also a poetic work employing Hindu mantras that explores the meaning and nature of the highest disembodied Lord, referred to as Īśvara.
Notes:
Title from marginal abbreviations; alternate title Vājasaneyisaṃhitā from colophon (f. 2v).
Written in 7-8 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: pūrṇamada - śiṣyate // śāṃtḥ 3 // yajurve[da]vāja[saneyisaṃhitā] upani[ṣad] // (f. 2v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; metrical accents added in red throughout.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 881
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 881
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
इशोपनिषद्, 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: Poems
Subject: Hindu gods
Subject: Hindu mantras
Subject: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Philosophy, Indic
Subject: Recitation
Geography: India
Page material: Paper