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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1195 - Sūryātharvaśirasupaniṣad
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Sūryātharvaśirasupaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 24 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
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.
Sūrya (Hindu deity)
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
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