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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 879 Bilvopaniṣad / बिल्वोपनिषद्
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 879
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9962430423503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation and is a Hindu philosophical treatise that expounds upon the nature of the Hindu god Śiva, especially through his manifestation as the bilva tree. Work includes many mantras (words of phrases of power) dedicated to Śiva. Though named a upaniṣad it forms part of a group of medieval works and was often embedded into much larger, purāṇic texts.
- Title from colophon (f. 2r).
- Written in 13 lines per leaf.
- 2 leaves foliated 1-2, lower right verso.
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Extent1 item (2 leaves) : 12 x 26 cm
ColophonColophon: iti bilvopaniṣat // śrīśivārpaṇam astu // (f. 2r).
- Tree worship--India
- Siva (Hindu deity)
- Hindu mantras
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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