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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 952 Kālāgnirudropaniṣad / कालाग्निरुद्रोपनिषद्
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 952
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9962592693503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, recitation, and prayer, and some of its mantras and various other verses are possibly drawn from the Atharvaveda, although the text seems also to have been influenced by medieval Tantric traditions with speculations about the nature and status of divine feminine power, the Śakti. The work is of a quasi-philosophical nature and may be identified with some form of Śaivism although alluding to and styling itself after a late-Vedic upaniṣad.
- Title from colophon (f. 2r).
- Written in 9-10 lines per leaf.
- 2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
- Dated in the 19th century based on the watermark, which refers to the 19th century without giving the decade.
- Manuscript on machine-made paper with a watermark of an 18 that is cut off, most likely referring to the 1800s, as is typical on such stocks of paper.
- Mistakes blacked out.
- Non-Latin script record.
Extent1 item (2 leaves) : 10 x 13 cm
ColophonColophon: iti kālāgnirudropaniṣat // śrīrastu // (f. 2v).
- Devotional literature, Sanskrit
- Hindu mantras
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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