Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation, and is dedicated to philosophy, rites, praise, and sociological aspects associated with the Hindu deity Nārāyaṇa.
Title from colophon (f. 2v); alternate titles Atharvaṇaśikhānārāyaṇopāniṣad and Mahānārāyaṇopaniṣad, supplied by cataloger. Written in 7 lines per leaf. 2 leaves foliated 1-2, lower right verso. Colophon: ity upāniṣat // nārāyaṇātharvaśiraṃ // (f. 2v). Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Listed in H. I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 616 (UP 1110).