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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2456 - Śaṅkarācārya attributed name - Kaupīnapañcaka
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Śaṅkarācārya attributed name.
Kaupīnapañcaka, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 15 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Biographical / Organizational History:
Attributed to Śaṅkarācārya, but more likely written by one of his followers.
Text celebrating the blessings associated with being a renunciant ascetic (sāṃnyāsin), such as being blessed for wearing a loin cloth (kaupīna); work extols the virtues of the Vedānta philosophy of Śaṅkarācārya, to whom the work is attributed.
Asceticism - Hinduism.
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from colophon (f. 1r).
Written in 11 lines per leaf.
1 leaf.
Colophon: iti śaṃkarācāryaviracitaṃ kaupInapaṃcakaṃ saṃpūrṇaṃ // (f. 1r).
Watermark of a partial coat of arms.
Mistakes covered in yellow; significant numbers, words, and phrases highlighted in red.
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 1762 (UP 2456).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2456.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2456
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: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Genre: Poems
Subject: Advaita
Subject: Asceticism
Subject: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Hinduism
Subject: Philosophy, Indic
Geography: India
Author: Śaṅkarācārya attributed name
Page material: Paper