MS PUL Woolner 0048 (Pāñcadaśī, etc.)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0048
Catalogue No. 656  (Vol. II, p. 46)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition damaged  (first and last folios broken, large parts of text lost)

Size in mm

Folio 390 x 210  (approximately)
Writing Area 290 x 150  (approximately)

Margin Lines

Type ornamental  (set of various colored straight lines on all four sides)
Colour other  (red, black, orange)

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 14  (13-15)
Akṣaras per Line 35  (33-38)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 206
Foliation (from Label) 206

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) up to fifth adhyāya  (as recorded in the end colophon)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation double daṇḍas drawn with red ink


Rubrication Yes  (parts of text on 1v, daṇḍas throughout)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (sections of the basic text)
Other Structural Elements tripāṭha  (on several folios)

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element śrī.
Location verso, upper left margin, above abbreviated title

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation paṃ.da.  (also: ma.paṃ./pra.ṭī. written in two lines)
Location upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins  (in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, alignment, line number added to the marginal
Style of Writing smaller, m.sec.
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes  (frequent and partly abundant)

Further Special Features

Illustrations, Graphs, Maps Yes
Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
Paṃcadaśī savyākhyā
   Source: PUL Label
Pañcadaśīvyākhyā - Bodhinī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 46)
Paṃcadaśa prakaraṇa
   Source: Concluding elements (206r,14)
Uniform Title Pāñcadaśī, Tātparyabodhinī

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
   Source: PUL Label
   Note: author of mūlapāṭha
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 46) / PUL Label
   Note: author of commentary
Bhāratītīrtha Vidyāraṇya
   Source: Text (1v,2) / Concluding elements (206r,13)
Rāmakr̥ +
   Source: Concluding elements (206r,13)
   Note: parts of end colophon broken and lost
Uniform Name Mādhava, Rāmakṛṣṇa

   Time refers to: MS - Date of Acquisition
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
   Note: i.e., May 12, 1916