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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1144 Kaivalyopaniṣad / कैवल्योपनिषद्
TitleKaivalyopaniṣad / कैवल्योपनिषद्
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1144
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9963243813503681
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. The manuscript identifies itself as deriving from the Atharvaveda (f. 4v).
- Title from colophon (f. 4v).
- Written in 9-11 lines per leaf.
- 4 leaves foliated 1-4, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out or crossed out.
Extent1 item (4 leaves) : 15 x 19 cm
ColophonColophon: iti atharvavede kaivalyopaniṣadsamāptaḥ // (f. 4v).
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Vishnu (Hindu deity)
- Indra (Hindu deity)
- Brahmā (Hindu deity)
- Hindu mantras
- 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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