MS PUL Woolner 0036 (Sāṅkhyatattvakaumudī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0036
Catalogue No. 391  (Vol. II, p. 28)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Sāṃkhya  (Vol. II, p. 28)

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle

Size in mm

Folio 360 x 170
Writing Area 305 x 120

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 14  (12-17 depending on the amount of commentary accompanying the sūtra text)
Akṣaras per Line 55  (48-60, more towards the end)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 20
Foliation (from Label) 20

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

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


Rubrication Yes  (red powder, but very pale)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (each sūtra and the related commentary)
New Section on New Side/Folio? Yes  (one sūtra with its commentary on one page)
Other Structural Elements tripāṭha

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation
verso, higher left and lower right corner
Number of Hands one

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element none

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation sāṃ.; sāṃ.khya.
Location verso, upper left corner

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Main writing area and margins  (in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method marks in the text, horizontal and vertical alignment, line number added to the marginal
Style of Writing upright, smaller and finer lines than main text, m.sec.
Frequency frequent  (very frequent on the first folios, none on the last)

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Sāṅkhyakārikāvyākhyā – Sāṅkhyatattvakaumudī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 28)
   Source: PUL Label (added by another hand)
   Source: PUL Label
Sankhya tattva
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
   Source: Concluding elements (20v,12)
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 / PUL Label
   Source: PUL Catalogue / PUL Label / Concluding elements (20v,11f.)
Uniform Name Īśvarakr̥ṣṇa, Vācaspati Miśra

Person Related to MS
Mukund Lal
   Relation to Manuscript: Person Responsible for Acquisition of MS
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
   Note: signature of library staff
Uniform Name Mukund Lal

24 O '16
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Acquisition
   Source: PUL Label (older label)
   Note: i.e., probably October 24, 1916