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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2232 - Śaṅkarācārya attributed name - Kaupīnapañcaka
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Author:
Śaṅkarācārya attributed name.
Title:
Kaupīnapañcaka, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaf) : paper ; 10 x 21 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Collection of short texts. The first (f. 1r) celebrates the blessings associated with being a renunciant ascetic (sāṃnyāsin), such as being blessed for wearing a loin cloth (kaupīna); this work extoles the virtues of the Vedānta philosophy of Śaṅkarācārya, to whom the work is attributed; the second text (f. 1r-1v) contains four verses presented in the voice of the god Nārāyaṇa (a form of Viṣṇu). The third work is unidentified, but contains over three verses, and appears to be a devotional work dedicated to Bhagavan. The manuscript is incomplete.
Subject:
Vishnu (Hindu deity)
Nārāyaṇa (Hindu deity)
Vedanta.
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
Form / Genre:
Hymns (documents)
Poems
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Notes:
Title from internal colophon (f. 1r); title of second work Cathuḥślokībhāgavata from internal colophon (f. 1v).
Written in 11 lines per leaf.
1 leaf.
Internal colophon: iti śrīśaṃkarācāryaviracitaṃ kaupīnapaṃcakaṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // (f. 1r).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line.
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 1699, 1761, 1923 (UP 2232).
Other Titles:
Catuḥślokībhāgavata.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2232.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2232
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
कौपीनपञ्चक, 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: Hymns (documents)
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Subject: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Nārāyaṇa (Hindu deity)
Subject: Philosophy, Indic
Subject: Vedanta
Subject: Vishnu (Hindu deity)
Geography: India
Author: Śaṅkarācārya attributed name
Page material: Paper