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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 855 - Kaivalyopaniṣad
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Upanishads. Kaivalyopaniṣad.
Kaivalyopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (3 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 26 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
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.
Hindu mythology.
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
Siva (Hindu deity)
Vishnu (Hindu deity)
Indra (Hindu deity)
Brahmā (Hindu deity)
Hindu mantras.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
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