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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 879 - Bilvopaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 879 - Bilvopaniṣad
Bilvopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 26 cm.
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation and is a Hindu philosophical treatise that expounds upon the nature of the Hindu god Śiva, especially through his manifestation as the bilva tree. Work includes many mantras (words of phrases of power) dedicated to Śiva. Though named a upaniṣad it forms part of a group of medieval works and was often embedded into much larger, purāṇic texts.
Title from colophon (f. 2r).
Written in 13 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, lower right verso.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Colophon: iti bilvopaniṣat // śrīśivārpaṇam astu // (f. 2r).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 879
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 879
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
बिल्वोपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
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