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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1221 Gopīcandanopaniṣad / गोपीचन्दनोपनिषद्

Title

Gopīcandanopaniṣad / गोपीचन्दनोपनिषद्

Call number

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1221
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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Publisher

University of Pennsylvania

Language

In Sanskrit

Summary

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.

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Extent

1 item (1 leaves) : 10 x 22 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon: atharvaṇe gopīcaṃdanopaniṣat (f. 1v).

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fol. 1r
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fol. 1v
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