Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2747 - Atharvaśīrṣa
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Atharvaśīrṣa, circa 1700-1850.
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 24 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a quasi-philosophical Vedic treatise promoting the Sun (Sūrya) as one of the highest beings in the universe and the only deity visible to the naked eye; commonly employed in rites and ceremonies and morning prayer. Verses likely drawn from the Atharvaveda. Manuscript is incomplete.
Sun worship - India.
Rites and ceremonies - India.
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Manuals (instructional materials)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from colophon (f. 3v).
Written in 9 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 2-3, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: ity atharvaśīrṣaṃsamāptaṃ // (f. 3v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; metrical accents in red.
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Listed in H.I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 439 (UP 2747).
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2747.
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2747
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390