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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 855 - Kaivalyopaniṣad
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Title:
Upanishads. Kaivalyopaniṣad.
Kaivalyopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (3 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 26 cm.
Language(s):
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
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.
Subject:
Śaivism.
Hindu mythology.
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
Siva (Hindu deity)
Vishnu (Hindu deity)
Indra (Hindu deity)
Brahmā (Hindu deity)
Hindu mantras.
Form / Genre:
Treatises.
Poems.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
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.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Listed in H.I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 534 (UP 855).
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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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 18th century
Century: 19th century
Date: 1700
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Genre: Poems
Subject: Brahmā (Hindu deity)
Subject: Hindu mantras
Subject: Hindu mythology
Subject: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Indra (Hindu deity)
Geography: India
Page material: Paper