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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 932 - Śaṅkarācārya - Saṃhitopaniṣadvivaraṇa
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Saṃhitopaniṣadvivaraṇa, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (68 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 31 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Biographical / Organizational History:
Written as Śaṅkarabhagavata in the manuscript (f. 68r).
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a Hindu philosophical treatise and commentary (vivaraṇa) on a late Vedic upaniṣad (Aitareyāraṇyaka) typically appended to the Ṛgveda, dealing with speculations about the nature of being, the self, birth, and breath; early myths; text followed by selection of Vedic mantras.
Formerly owned by Janārdan Koṇḍadeva Gāḍgīl (f. 68r) along with Ms. Coll. 390, Item 930 and Item 931.
Related names:
Gāḍagīla, Janārdana Koṇḍadeva, former owner.
Upanishads. - Aitareyopaniṣad
Hindu mantras.
Vedic literature.
Self (Philosophy)
Hindu mythology.
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. 68r); alternate title Aitareyāraṇyakabhāṣya from end title page (f. 68v).
Written in 11-12 lines per leaf.
68 leaves foliated 1-68, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti goviṃdabhagavatsya pādaśiṣyaparamahaṃsaparivrājakācāryasya śrīmacchaṃkarabhagavataḥ kṛtau saṃhitopaniṣadvivaraṇaṃ samāptaṃ // śrī kṛṣṇārpaṇam astu // bādhhaṃtaḥ karaṇānāṃ me vṛttayoyāḥ svabhāvajñāḥ svabhāvajñāḥ // tāḥ sa janārdan koṇḍadeva gāḍgīl ayāṃ ce pustaka // śrīvasudeva // (f. 68r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red.
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 791 (UP 932).
Other Titles:
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 932
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 932
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
संहितोपनिषद्विवरण, 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: Hindu mantras
Subject: Hindu mythology
Subject: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Philosophy, Indic
Subject: Self (Philosophy)
Geography: India
Author: Śaṅkarācārya
Related names: Gāḍagīla, Janārdana Koṇḍadeva, former owner
Page material: Paper