MS PUL Woolner 3065

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 3065
Catalogue No. 397  (Vol. II, p. 30)
PUL Subject Classification Yoga

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition damaged  (worm eaten, edges broken, parts of text lost)

Size in mm

Folio 220 x 105  (approximate metering on the basis of the cutting mat on the shot)
Writing Area 175 x 70  (approximate metering on the basis of the cutting mat on the shot)

Margin Lines

Type double
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 10
Akṣaras per Line 38  (37-40)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 12  (fols. 4 and 7 missing)
Foliation (from Label) 12  (4, 7, missing)
Physical Completeness incomplete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) incomplete  (part 1 complete, 2nd part continued, fols. 4 and 7 missing, injured)
Extent (from Label) incomplete, 175 ślokas
Extent (from Personal Inspection) incomplete  (text continues after the colophon saying: "prathamaḥ paṭalaḥ || samāptaḥ ||")

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one  (except for a second hand heading on folio 1r)
Punctuation single and double daṇḍas


Rubrication Yes  (daṇḍas, numerations and colophons )
Other Emphasis underlining  (blue coloured pencil, folio 1v, line 1, beginning of the text "pravakṣyāmi ..."; on folio 12[v?]; the same blue coloured pencil in the ending colophon of part 1)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, lower right corner  (twice on 1v)
Script of Pagination nāgarī
Number of Hands two or three  (first hand ink, second hand pencil; probably a third hand has foliated folio 12, the lower right corner of which is eaten up by hungry worms, mice or bugs)

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ṣe.  (for khe[carividyā])
Location verso, upper left corner

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, alignment, somtimes line number added to the marginal
Style of Writing marginals sloppily written with fine ink
Frequency infrequent

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Khecarīvidyā (Mahākālatantre)
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 30)
   Note: brackets in catalogue
Khecari Vidyā; Khecarīvidyā
   Source: PUL Label
   Note: in latin script and in nāgarī
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r)
Vidyā Khecarisaṃjñitā
   Source: Text (1v,1)
   Source: Concluding elements (12r/v(?),7f.)
   Note: mahākālayogaśāstre umāmaheśvarasaṃvadi khecarividyā

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 (12v/r(?),7)
   Note: a "dialoge between Umā and Maheśvara" according to the colophon of the first paṭala on 12v/r(?),7