MS PUL Woolner 6950

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 6950
Catalogue No. 2003  (Vol. II, p. 138)
PUL Subject Classification other  (Purāṇa)

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition good

Size in mm

Folio 323 x 123
Writing Area 255 x 73

Margin Lines

Type other  (4-6)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 11  (9-13)
Akṣaras per Line 60  (47-71, more towards the end of the MS)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 1-73  (leaves 11-16, 21-29 and 59-67 missing)
Foliation (from Label) 1-10, 17-2
Physical Completeness complete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) Skanda 10, adhyāya 14  (incomplete)
Extent (from Label) adhyāya 14  (1500 granthas according to remark on 1r)
Extent (from Personal Inspection) incomplete  (no end colophon)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation daṇḍas, space

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (ślokas)
Other Structural Elements underlining  (m.sec., with red and blue colored crayon on 1v and 2r)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation
upper left and lower right margin
Number of Hands one

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location lower right margin, above foliation

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation śrībhā•  (also "śrīḥ bhāḥ")
Location upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Main writing area and margins  (in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, alignment, line number given
Style of Writing smaller, fine ink, m.sec.
Frequency very frequent

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Bhāgavatadaśamākandhavyākhyā [ Sārasāra? ]
   Source: PUL Label
   Note: "sārasāra?" is crossed out
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 138)
   Note: MS contains 10th skanda, 14th adhyāya according to catalogue and label
Bhāgavatadaśamavyā. Sārasāra
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r)
   Source: Text (1v,9-2r,1)

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 138) / PUL Label