MS PUL Woolner 4689 (Tātparyabodhinī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 4689
Catalogue No. 658  (Vol. II, p. 46)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition damaged  (rodent damage, water stained, binding at the inner margin is patly broken)

Size in mm

Folio 200 x 140  (approximately)
Writing Area 150 x 100  (approximately)

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 10
Akṣaras per Line 25  (20-30)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 415
Foliation (from Label) 415

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete
Extent (from Personal Inspection) 415  (The last written and foliated folio [415r] contains the end colophon of the fifth adhyāya. )

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes

Foliation etc.


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

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation paṃ.da.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas and alignment
Style of Writing by at least two different hands, m.sec.
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes  (sometimes overwritten)

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Pañcadaśīvyākhyā – Tātparyabodhinī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 46)
Paṃcadaśī śāvyākhyā
   Source: PUL Label
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 (415r,8)
Uniform Name Rāmakṛṣṇa

Person Related to Author
Bhāratītīrtha Vidyāraṇyamuni
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (415r,7f.)
Uniform Name Mādhava