MS PUL Woolner 1572 (Sāṅkhyatattvakaumudī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1572
Catalogue No. 392  (Vol. II, p. 28)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Sāṃkhya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition good  (edges stained from moisture)

Size in mm

Folio 315 x 115
Writing Area 240 x 65

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 9  (8 on the first folios)
Akṣaras per Line 42  (less on the first folios)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 58
Foliation (from Label) 58
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 58  (last written and foliated folio is 58v)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete
Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved  (and complete according to a remark in Hindī on 1r)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands two  (hand changes before 22v)
Punctuation no marks


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right margiṇ
Number of Hands two

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element oṃ
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation sāṃ. khyau. / saṃkhya
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 (+) added to the marginal
Style of Writing upright, neat, m.sec.
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Sāṅkhyakārikāvyākhyā - Sāṅkhyatattvakaumudī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 28)
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Text (58v,3) / Concluding elements (58v,4)
Uniform Title Sāṅkhyatattvakaumudī

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. 28) / PUL Label / Text (58v,3) / Concluding elements (58v,4)
Uniform Name Vācaspati Miśra