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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 971 - Bhikṣukopaniṣad
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Bhikṣukopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 14 x 20 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Manuscript is used for consultation and study, and is a Hindu philosophical treatise focused on activities of renunciants, such as begging for alms, meditation (breath control), and other rites. Includes brief mention of caste.
Begging - Religious aspects - Hinduism.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Caste - India.
Meditation - Hinduism.
Initiation rites - Religious aspects - Hinduism.
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. 2).
Written in 9-11 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: itī bhikṣukopaniṣadasamāptāḥ // śrīgananaprasaṃnnaḥ (f. 2r).
Mistakes blacked out; one correction/addition in margin (f. 1v).
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 697 (UP 971).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 971
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 971
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
भिक्षुकोपनिषद्, 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: Begging
Subject: Caste
Subject: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Hinduism
Subject: Initiation rites
Geography: India
Page material: Paper