MS PUL Woolner 1738 (Yogasūtra)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1738
Catalogue No. 416  (Vol. II, p. 30)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Yoga

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition worn/brittle  (sides affected by moisture and rodents)

Size in mm

Folio 250 x 105
Writing Area 215 x 60

Margin Lines

Type other  (two fine black double lines were drawn in advance, a bold red line was added after the folios were written)
Colour other  (red and black)

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 9
Akṣaras per Line 50

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 5
Foliation (from Label) 5
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 5  (last written and foliated folio is 5r)
Physical Completeness complete  (all folios digitized)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Textual Completeness of the Work complete

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation double daṇḍas drawn with red ink  (inserted after the text was written)


Rubrication Yes  (intermediate colophon for second and third pāda)
Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder  (intermediate colophon for first and pāda)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (sūtras)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers ''cha'' and space  (only in last line of last folio)

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma.
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation pāṃ.sū, pāṃ. or pā.  (abbreviation varies)
Location verso, upper left margin, above or next to the foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapāda and alignment
Style of Writing m.sec.
Frequency infrequent  (only one single marginal on 3v)

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 30) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, pencil)
   Source: Text (intermediate colophon, 2v,1)
   Source: Text (intermediate colophon, 4v,5)
Uniform Title Yogasūtra

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

Intermediate Colophons

Top-level Division

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Label
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 30)
Uniform Name Patañjali