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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
Title:
Upanishads. Kaivalyopaniṣad.
Kaivalya upaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 16 cm.
Summary:
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.
Notes:
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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