MS PUL Woolner 4271 (Yogamaṇiprabhā)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 4271
Catalogue No. 420  (Vol. II, p. 31)
PUL Subject Classification Yoga

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle  (sides brittle and partly broken)

Size in mm

Folio ratio: 21:8  (12 x 5 inches according to the bookseller label)
Writing Area ratio: 17,5:5

Margin Lines

Type double  (two fine double lines)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 10
Akṣaras per Line 58  (50-66, less on first folios, more on final folios)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 36
Foliation (from Label) 36  (also according to the bookseller label)
Physical Completeness complete  (presumably)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Textual Completeness of the Work likely complete; beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands two  (hand of main text and foliation changes from 31v to 32r)
Punctuation no marks


Other Emphasis underlining m.sec. with black ink

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation
upper left and lower right margin
Further Features

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma.
Location lower right margin

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation yo.pra.
Location upper left margin
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapāda, alignment
Style of Writing similar to main text
Frequency infrequent  (only one single occurrence in the present sample of MS images)

Further Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Yogasūtravyākhyā – Yogamaṇiprabhā
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 31) / PUL Label
Sāṃkhyapravacane Yogamaṇiprabhāyāṃ
   Source: Concluding elements (36r,1)
Mani-Prabha com
   Source: PUL Label (Bookseller's label)
Yogamaṇiprabhākhyāṃ Vṛttiṃ
   Source: Text (1v,2)
Uniform Title Yogamaṇiprabhā

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. 31) / PUL Label
Śrī Rāmānaṃda Sarasvatī
   Source: Concluding elements (36r,1)
Ram-Anand Saraswati
   Source: PUL Label (Bookseller's label)
Uniform Name Rāmānanda Sarasvatī

   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
Uniform Name Varanasi, Mathura

1854 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label
saṃvat 1854 śamaināmamāghaśuklapakṣe 14 rojabudhavāśare
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements
saṃ. 1854
   Source: PUL Label