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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 960 - Kaivalya upaniṣad
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 960 - Kaivalya upaniṣad
Upanishads. Kaivalyopaniṣad.
Kaivalya upaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 16 cm.
Manuscript is used for contemplation and recitation and is a post-Vedic upaniṣad, a philosophical treatise written in 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.
Title from colophon (f. 2v).
Written in 11-12 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes covered with yellow or crossed out, some additions written in margins; right vertical margin marked with double red line; metrical accents added with red ink through part of manuscript (f. 1r).
Colophon: iti śrīkaivalya upaniṣad samāptaḥ //
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 960
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 960
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
कैवल्य उपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.
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