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Two upaniṣads, circa 1700-1850.

Publication:
circa 1700-1850.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (5 leaves) : paper ; 10 x 22 cm.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1222
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Subjects:
Hindu mantras.
Vaishnavism.
Rites and ceremonies -- India.
Nārāyaṇa (Hindu deity).
Devotional literature, Sanskrit.
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
Form/Genre:
Treatises.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 18th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation. The first text is a Hindu pseudo-philosophical treatise, used also in a prayer or ritual context, especially for Vaiṣṇavites, derived from the Athārvaveda and comprised, in part, of Vedic mantras; though written in the style of a late Vedic upaniṣad, it may have been written in the post-Vedic period. The second text is dedicated to the philosophy, rites, praise, and sociological aspects associated with the Hindu deity Nārāyaṇa.
Contents:
(Part 1) Vāsudevopaniṣad (f. 1r-1v)
(Part 2) Nārāyaṇātharvaśira (f. 1r-4v).
Notes:
Title for manuscript supplied by cataloger; titles of component works from colophons (Part 1, f. 1v; Part 2, f. 4v).
Written in 15-20 lines per leaf.
5 leaves foliated (Part 1) 1; (Part 2) 1-4, upper left and lower right verso.
Final colophon: iti nārāyaṇātharvaśiraṃsamāptaṃ // (f. 4v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout.
Cited in:
Listed in H.I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 617 and 768 (UP 1222).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1222
Contains:
Vāsudevopaniṣad.
Nārāyaṇātharvaśira.
OCLC:
904025952