MS PUL Woolner 1975 (Tātparyabodhinī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1975
Catalogue No. 663  (Vol. II, p. 46)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition damaged  (worm holes, especially in the first and final folios)

Size in mm

Folio 350 x 150
Writing Area 270 x 100  (270 x 110 on folios with 16 lines)

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 15  (14-16)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 142
Foliation (from Label) 142
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 142  (last written folio [verso] is foliated with 142)
Physical Completeness parts of some akṣaras are lost due to damage by insects

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) up to 5th adhyāya  (see colophon in 142v,5)

Script and Scribal Conventions

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


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes
Other Structural Elements tripāṭha

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left margin
Number of Hands one

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation paṃ.da.pra., paṃ.ca.da., or paṃ.ca.ṭī.  (varying abbreviations)
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas and alignment
Style of Writing upright, by at least two hands
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Paṃcadaśī savyākhyā
   Source: PUL Label
Pañcadaśīvyākhyā – Tātparyabodhinī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 46)
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 / Concluding elements (colophon, 142v,5)
   Note: author of the commentary
Uniform Name Rāmakṛṣṇa

Person Related to Author
Bhāratītīrtha Vidyāraṇyamuni
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (142,5)
Uniform Name Mādhava

   Place refers to: MS - Place of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (142v,5f.)
Uniform Name Amritsar

saṃvat 1864
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 46) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (colophon 142v,5)
saṃvat 1864 mitīmārgaśiraśukladvādaśyāṃ
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (142v,5)