Ms. Coll. 390, Item 931 - Vijñānātman - Śvetāśvataropaniṣadvivaraṇa
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Śvetāśvataropaniṣadvivaraṇa, circa 1700-1850.
1 item (54 leaves) : paper ; 12 x 32 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
|Biographical / Organizational History:||
Author named Vijñānātmabhagavata in manuscript; disciple of Jñānottama (f. 54v).
Manuscript is used for contemplation and study and is a Hindu philosophical treatise and commentary (vivaraṇa) on the Śvetāśvataropaniṣad, a work that reinterprets the symbolic value of Hindu rites and rituals, but points especially to the centrality of the Vedic god Rudra, an early form of the Hindu deity Śiva, within the constructed universe. This work includes a medieval exegesis of late Vedic mythology related to Śaivism.
Formerly owned by Janārdan Koṇḍadeva Gāḍgīl (f. 54v) along with Ms. Coll. 390, Item 930 and Item 932.
Gāḍagīla, Janārdana Koṇḍadeva, former owner.
Upanishads. - Śvetāśvataropaniṣad.
Rudra (Hindu deity)
Siva (Hindu deity)
Rites and ceremonies - India.
|Form / Genre:||
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from colophon (f. 54v).
Written in 11-12 lines per leaf.
54 leaves foliated 1-54, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: iti śrīmatparamahaṃsaparivrājakācāryaśrīsajhānottamapūjyapādaśiṣyaśrīmadvijñānātmabhagavataḥ kṛtau śvetāśvataropaniṣadvivaraṇeṣaṣṭho 'dhyāyaḥ // janārdan koṃḍadeva gāḍgīl akyaṃ ce pustaka svārthaṃ parārthaṃ ca // śrīvelaneśvarāya namaḥ // (f. 54v).
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; some significant syllables, words, or 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 789 (UP 931).
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 931
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 931
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390