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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 967 Two Śaiva upaniṣads
TitleTwo Śaiva upaniṣads
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 967
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9962758843503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for study, contemplation, and recitation and is a quasi-philosophical treatise written in poetic verse containing mantras and told through a narrative/mythological allegory. The first text focuses on the Hindu goddess Devi while the second focuses on the centrality of the Hindu god Śiva as the highest principle in the universe. Both texts are influenced by Śaiva Tantric traditions.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Written in 11-13 lines per leaf.
- 5 leaves foliated 1-5, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes covered in yellow or blacked out; some additions and corrections written in margins; vertical margins marked with double red line.
Extent1 item (5 leaves) : 13 x 23 cm
ColophonColophon: iti kaivalyopaniṣatsamāptaḥ // bhadraṃno api vādayenanaḥ // oṃ śāṃtiḥ śāṃiḥ śāṃtiḥ // iti samāpta
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Hindu mantras
- Hindu chants
- Hindu hymns, Sanskrit
- Hindu mythology
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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