Ms. Coll. 390, Item 855 - Kaivalyopaniṣad
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Kaivalyopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850.
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.
Siva (Hindu deity)
Vishnu (Hindu deity)
Indra (Hindu deity)
Brahmā (Hindu deity)
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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.
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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).
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 855
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 855
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390