Manuscript is used for study, reference, and recitation, and is a manual or guide as well as a work of prayer and praise,
illuminating the benefits and methods for application of sandalwood paste (candana) and the Hindu deity Viṣṇu. Sandalwood
paste is applied to the forehead to create a mark called tilak. These marks often indicate a religious affiliation to a particular
deity, in this case, Viṣṇu. This work is considered one of the late, medieval upaniṣads, but contains verses and phrasing
drawn from older Vedic sources and has a quasi-philosophical tone.