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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1205 - Collection of late Vedic upaniṣads and rituals
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Title:
Collection of late Vedic upaniṣads and rituals, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (71 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 24 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Collection of late Vedic and possibly medieval upaniṣads which have a philosophical tone and often are couched in narrative, preceded by a work of Vedic ritual instruction.
Contents:
Granthasaṃkhyāṣaṭka (f. 2r-26r) -- Bhikṣukopaniṣad (f. 26r-27r) -- Saṃnyāsopaniṣad (f. 27r-39r) -- Paramahaṅsoparivrājakopaniṣad (f. 39r-43v) -- Vajrasūcyupaniṣad (f. 44r-48v) -- Paiṅgalopaniṣad (f. 48v-56v) -- Kalisaṃtaranopaniṣad (f.56v-57r) -- Nirālambopaniṣad (f. 57r-60r) -- Untitled upaniṣad (f. 60r-70v).
Subject:
Rites and ceremonies - India.
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
Form / Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Treatises.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger.
Written in 17-20 lines per leaf.
71 leaves foliated 1-71, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; few corrections or additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; manuscript is oriented in a portrait rather than landscape format and was previously bound at the top with cord or string, giving the impression of a notebook.
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 253, 508, 637, 649, 652, 698, 762, 792, and 803 (UP 1205).
Other Titles:
Granthasaṃkhyāṣaṭka.
Bhikṣukopaniṣad.
Saṃnyāsopaniṣad.
Paramahaṅsoparivrājakopaniṣad.
Vajrasūcyupaniṣad.
Paiṅgalopaniṣad.
Kalisaṃtaranopaniṣad.
Nirālambopaniṣad.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1205
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1205
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390

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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: Manuals (instructional materials)
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Subject: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Philosophy, Indic
Subject: Rites and ceremonies
Geography: India
Page material: Paper