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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 855 - Kaivalyopaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 855 - Kaivalyopaniṣad
Title:
Upanishads. Kaivalyopaniṣad.
Kaivalyopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (3 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation and recitation and is a post-Vedic period upaniṣad, a philosophical treatise written in poetic verse containing mantras and told through a narrative/mythological allegory, focusing on the centrality of the Hindu god Śiva as the highest principle in the universe and identifying him with the gods Viṣṇu, Brahmā, and Indra.
Notes:
Title from incipit (f. 1r).
Written in 8-9 lines per leaf.
3 leaves foliated 1-3, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes covered with yellow or crossed out, some additions written in margins; some significant phrases highlighted in red.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 855
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 855
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
कैवल्योपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
 
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