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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1195 - Sūryātharvaśirasupaniṣad
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Title:
Sūryātharvaśirasupaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 24 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation, and is a Hindu proto-philosophical treatise placing the sun (sūrya) as the highest and most central deity in the universe. Derived primarily from the Atharvaveda, a work that is largely dedicated to various Hindu and Vedic deities and addresses various household rites and rituals and their interpretation.
Subject:
Sūrya (Hindu deity)
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Form / Genre:
Treatises.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 2v).
Written in 8-9 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: ity ātharvavede sūryātharvaśirasasamaptaṃ // (f. 2v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
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 436 (UP 1195).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1195
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1195
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
सूर्याथर्वशिरसुपनिषद्, 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: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Philosophy, Indic
Subject: Rites and ceremonies
Subject: Sūrya (Hindu deity)
Geography: India
Page material: Paper