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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 931 - Vijñānātman - Śvetāśvataropaniṣadvivaraṇa
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 931 - Vijñānātman - Śvetāśvataropaniṣadvivaraṇa
Author:
Vijñānātman.
Title:
Śvetāśvataropaniṣadvivaraṇa, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (54 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 32 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a Hindu philosophical treatise and commentary (vivaraṇa) on the Śvetāśvataropaniṣad, a work 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 a medieval exegesis of late Vedic mythology related to Śaivism.
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 54v).
Written in 11-12 lines per leaf.
54 leaves foliated 1-54, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmatparamahaṃsaparivrājakācāryaśrīsajhānottamapūjyapādaśiṣyaśrīmadvijñānātmabhagavataḥ kṛtau śvetāśvataropaniṣadvivaraṇeṣaṣṭho 'dhyāyaḥ // janārdan koṃḍadeva gāḍgīl akyaṃ ce pustaka svārthaṃ parārthaṃ ca // śrīvelaneśvarāya namaḥ // (f. 54v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 931
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 931
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
श्वेताश्वतरोपनिषद्विवरण, १७००-१८५०.
 
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