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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 967 - Two Śaiva upaniṣads
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 967 - Two Śaiva upaniṣads
Two Śaiva upaniṣads, 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (5 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 23 cm.
Manuscript is used for study, contemplation, and recitation and is a quasi-philosophical treatise written in poetic verse containing mantras and told through a narrative/mythological allegory. The first text focuses on the Hindu goddess Devi while the second focuses on the centrality of the Hindu god Śiva as the highest principle in the universe. Both texts are influenced by Śaiva Tantric traditions.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Written in 11-13 lines per leaf.
5 leaves foliated 1-5, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes covered in yellow or blacked out; some additions and corrections written in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Colophon: iti kaivalyopaniṣatsamāptaḥ // bhadraṃno api vādayenanaḥ // oṃ śāṃtiḥ śāṃiḥ śāṃtiḥ // iti samāpta
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 967
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 967
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
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