MS PUL Woolner 0894 (Haṭhayogapradīpikā)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0894
Catalogue No. 446  (Vol. II, p. 32)
PUL Subject Classification Yoga

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition good

Size in mm

Folio 210 x 110  (approximately; 8 x 4 inches according to the Bhajan Lal bookseller label)
Writing Area 160 x 70  (approximately)

Margin Lines

Type triple  (also double)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 8  (7-9)
Akṣaras per Line 22  (20-23)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 30
Foliation (from Label) 30
Physical Completeness incomplete  (presumably)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) end missing  (MS ends with HJP stanzas 4.86 [some words skipped] and 107d; the colophon is incomplete [numbering acc. to GRETIL e-text])

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation double daṇḍas, numeration between two double daṇḍas  (stanzas 1-3 not numerated)


Rubrication Yes  (highlighting of daṇḍas and numberings)
Other Emphasis red underlining  (The words "haṭhayogavidyā", "svātmārāmeṇa" and "haṭhavidyo-" are underlined on folio 1v.)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (stanzas)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers no incomplete lines in sample

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, lower right corner
Script of Pagination nāgarī
Number of Hands two  (at least two hands)

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element none

Changes and Additions to the Text

Frequency no marginalia
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 32)
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, black ink)
   Source: Concluding elements (30r,9)
   Note: left incomplete at the end of the last line
   Source: PUL Label (Bhajan Lal Bookseller's label)
Uniform Title Haṭhayogapradīpikā

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Label / Concluding elements (30r,9)
Svātmārāma Yogīndra
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, Appendix, p. 32)
Shri Swatma-Ram
   Source: PUL Label (Bhajan Lal Bookseller's label)
Uniform Name Svātmārāma

   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label (Bhajan Lal)
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label (Bhajan Lal)
Uniform Name Varanasi, Bharatpur

Near 1800 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label (Bhajan Lal)