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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1022 - Akhaṇḍānanda, Muni - Vivaraṇatattvadīpaṇa
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Author:
Akhaṇḍānanda, Muni.
Title:
Vivaraṇatattvadīpaṇa. Varṇaka 5, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (21 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 28 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a Hindu philosophical treatise and super-commentary written from the perspective of, and reflecting on the doctrine of, the Vivaraṇa branch of the Advaita (non-dualism) Vedānta school of philosophy, which seeks to explain the root cause of ignorance (avidyā).
Provenance:
Formerly owned by H.H. Maharaja Aditya Bahadur Dinha, L.C.S.I, who lived in Ramnagar (a district of the well known Hindu pilgrimage center of Varāṇasī) (from particle board supporting Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1021, at the time of sale).
Related names:
Aditya Bahadur Dinha, Mahārāja, former owner.
Subject:
Advaita.
Vedanta.
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
Form / Genre:
Commentaries.
Treatises.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 21r).
Written in 13 lines per leaf.
21 leaves foliated 1-21, lower right verso, second foliation from place in larger manuscript foliated 295-315, upper left verso, in original and second scribal hand.
Colophon: iti śrīparamahaṃsaparivrājakācāryākhaṇḍānubhūtipūjyapā[da]śiṣyeṇākha[ṇ]ḍo 'naṃdamuninā viracite vivaraṇatattvadīpane dvitīpaṃ sūtraṃ samāptam // (f. 21r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins, some of it in a second scribal hand; some significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
Manuscript was part of a larger work that included Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1018, Item 1019, Item 1020, Item 1021, Item 1023, Item 1024, and Item 1025.
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 3959 (UP 1022).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1022
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1022
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
विवरणतत्त्वदीपण. वर्णक ५, 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: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Philosophy, Indic
Subject: Vedanta
Geography: India
Author: Akhaṇḍānanda, Muni
Related names: Aditya Bahadur Dinha, Mahārāja, former owner
Page material: Paper