MS PUL Woolner 1626 (Tātparyabodhinī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1626
Catalogue No. 661  (Vol. II, p. 46)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition good  (sides of first few folios worn)

Size in mm

Folio 300 x 140
Writing Area 245 x 100

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 10
Akṣaras per Line 43

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 52
Foliation (from Label) 52
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 52  (last written and foliated folio is 52r; 52 folios also according to a remark on 1r)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) 5th prakaraṇa
Extent (from Label) from pratyaktatva to end of the 5th prakaraṇa
Extent (from Personal Inspection) up to 5th prakaraṇa  (see colophon, 52v,10)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation no marks


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers little spaces in the line, blessings

Foliation etc.


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

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation paṃ.ta., paṃca. or paṃ.ta.
Location verso, upper left margin, above or next to the foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, alignment, line number and a cross (''+'' or ''x'') added to the marginal
Style of Writing similar to main text, slightly smaller, likely by the scribe of the main text
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes  (used for small and precise corrections of single akṣaras)

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Pañcadaśīvyākhyā - Tātparyabodhinī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 46)
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, dark blue ink)
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, dark blue ink)
   Source: Concluding elements (52v,10)
Uniform Title Tātparyabodhinī

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. 46) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, dark blue ink) / Concluding elements (52v,9)
Uniform Name Rāmakṛṣṇa

Person Related to Author
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Text (1v,4)
Bhāratītīrtha Vidyāraṇya Muni
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Text (1v,1) / Concluding elements (52v,9)

Person Related to MS
   Relation to Manuscript: Previous Owner of MS
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, dark blue ink)