MS PUL Woolner 0239 (Śaktivādavicāra)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0239
Catalogue No. 333  (Vol. II, p. 22)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Condition very good

Size in mm

Folio 310 x 145
Writing Area 230 x 95

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 12
Akṣaras per Line 40

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 37
Foliation (from Label) 37

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one


Rubrication Yes

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers no akṣaras, but filled with the red highlighting powder

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right margin
Number of Hands one
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ś
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, line number added to the marginal, alignment
Style of Writing smaller, a little more sloppy, m.sec.
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes  (infrequent)

Further Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 22) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (37v,8)
Shakti Vichar
   Source: PUL Label (handwritten label on 1r)
Shakti Vichár
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
Uniform Title Śaktivādavicāra

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 22) / Concluding elements (37v,8)
   Source: PUL Label (old and handwritten label on 1r)
   Source: PUL Label (PUL label on front cover board)
Uniform Name Gadādhara

   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue / PUL Label (new and handwritten label) / Concluding elements (37v,8)
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Acquisition
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)