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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1204 Bilvopaniṣad / बिल्वोपनिषद्
TitleBilvopaniṣad / बिल्वोपनिषद्
Other related names
- Harirāma Kottapalli, scribe
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1204
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9963624493503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation and is a Hindu philosophical treatise that expounds upon the nature of the Hindu god Śiva, especially through his manifestation as the bilva tree. Work includes many mantras (words of phrases of power) dedicated to Śiva. Though named a upaniṣad it forms part of a group of medieval works and was often embedded into much larger, purāṇic texts. A textual fragment, verses in praise of Śiva, are on the back of the manuscript in a second scribal hand.
- Title from marginal notes (f. 2r).
- Written in 10-11 lines per leaf.
- 2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with single black line. Some folios are written upside down.
- Scribe is Harirāma Kottapalli (f. 2r).
Extent1 item (2 leaves) : 11 x 24 cm
- Tree worship--India
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Hindu mantras
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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