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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 961 Kaivalyopaniṣad / कैवल्योपनिषद्
TitleKaivalyopaniṣad / कैवल्योपनिषद्
Other related names
- Śaktiyukta Vināyaka Sahasrabudhi, scribe
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 961
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9962758673503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for contemplation and recitation and is a post-Vedic upaniṣad, a philosophical treatise written in 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.
- Title from colophon (f. 3v).
- Written in 11-12 lines per leaf.
- Scribe is Śaktiyukta Vināyaka Sahasrabudhi (f. 3v).
- 3 leaves foliated 1-3, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out or crossed out, some additions written in margins; some red wash dripped onto some folios (f. 2v-3r) as if manuscript was employed in a rite or ritual.
Extent1 item (3 leaves) : 11 x 16 cm
ColophonColophon: iti kaivalyopaniṣat cicchaktiyuktena vināyakena sahasrabudhyupanāmake tadehena likhitā // śake 1742 āṣāṭavadhacaturdaśyāṃ jñānadātāsomaḥ prīyatāṃ // samāptaḥ //
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Vishnu (Hindu deity)
- Indra (Hindu deity)
- Brahmā (Hindu deity)
- Hindu mantras
- Hindu mythology
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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