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Bilvopaniṣad, circa 1700-1850. = बिल्वोपनिषद्, १७००-१८५०.

Publication:
circa 1700-1850.
१७००-१८५०.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (2 leaves) : paper ; 11 x 24 cm.
Subjects:
Tree worship -- India.
Śaivism.
Siva (Hindu deity).
Hindu mantras.
Devotional literature, Sanskrit.
Hindu philosophy.
Philosophy, Indic.
Form/Genre:
Prayers.
Treatises.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 18th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Language:
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Summary:
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. A textual fragment, verses in praise of Śiva, are on the back of the manuscript in a second scribal hand.
Notes:
Title from marginal notes (f. 2r).
Written in 10-11 lines per leaf.
2 leaves foliated 1-2, upper left and lower right verso.
Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; vertical margins marked with single black line. Some folios are written upside down.
Scribe is Harirāma Kottapalli (f. 2r).
Cited in:
Listed in H.I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 671 (UP 1204).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1204
Contributor:
Harirāma Kottapalli, scribe.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1204
OCLC:
904282161
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