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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1221 Gopīcandanopaniṣad / गोपीचन्दनोपनिषद्
TitleGopīcandanopaniṣad / गोपीचन्दनोपनिषद्
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1221
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9963597893503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for study, reference, and recitation, and is a manual or guide as well as a work of prayer and praise, illuminating the benefits and methods for application of sandalwood paste (candana) and the Hindu deity Viṣṇu. Sandalwood paste is applied to the forehead to create a mark called tilak. These marks often indicate a religious affiliation to a particular deity, in this case, Viṣṇu. This work is considered one of the late, medieval upaniṣads, but contains verses and phrasing drawn from older Vedic sources and has a quasi-philosophical tone.
- Title from colophon (f. 1v).
- Written in 21 lines per leaf.
- 1 leaf.
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red.
Extent1 item (1 leaves) : 10 x 22 cm
ColophonColophon: atharvaṇe gopīcaṃdanopaniṣat (f. 1v).
- Body marking--Religious aspects--Hinduism
- Vishnu (Hindu deity)
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Rites and ceremonies--India
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuals (instructional materials)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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