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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 931 - Vijñānātman - Śvetāśvataropaniṣadvivaraṇa
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Śvetāśvataropaniṣadvivaraṇa, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
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.
Related names:
Gāḍagīla, Janārdana Koṇḍadeva, former owner.
Upanishads. - Śvetāśvataropaniṣad.
Rudra (Hindu deity)
Siva (Hindu deity)
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
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).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 931
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 931
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
श्वेताश्वतरोपनिषद्विवरण, 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: Commentaries
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century
Subject: Hindu philosophy
Subject: Philosophy, Indic
Subject: Rites and ceremonies
Subject: Rudra (Hindu deity)
Subject: Siva (Hindu deity)
Geography: India
Author: Vijñānātman
Related names: Gāḍagīla, Janārdana Koṇḍadeva, former owner
Page material: Paper