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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1101 - Śvetāśvataropaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1101 - Śvetāśvataropaniṣad
Title:
Upanishads. Śvetāśvataropaniṣad.
Śvetāśvataropaniṣad, 1716.
Physical description:
1 item (14 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 24 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation and recitation and is a late Vedic work, a philosophical treatise that reinterprets the symbolic value of Hindu rites and rituals, but points especially to the centrality of the Vedic god Rudra, an early form of the Hindu deity Śiva, within the constructed universe. This work includes some of the earliest examples of mythology related to Śaivism.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 14r).
Written in 8 lines per leaf.
14 leaves foliated 1-14, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes covered in yellow or crossed out; some additions and corrections in margins; significant symbols, words, and phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with a double red line.
Scribe is Ācāryapremjī (f. 14r).
Colophon: iti śvetāśvataropaniṣadiṣaṣṭho 'dhyāyaḥ // saṃvat 1773 varṣe kārttikamāse kṛṣṇapakṣe hy āmāvāsyāyāṃ śanau likhitaṃ ācāryapremjī // śrīrastu // kalpāṇam astu // (f. 14r).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1101
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1101
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
श्वेताश्वतरोपनिषद्, १७१६.
 
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