MS PUL Woolner 1954 (Śaktivādavicāra)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1954
Catalogue No. 332  (Vol. II, p. 22)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition good

Size in mm

Folio no data

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 13
Akṣaras per Line 40

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 38
Foliation (from Label) 38
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 38  (last written and foliated folio is 38r)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) complete, 1312 granthas
Extent (from Label) 1312 granthas  (see end colophon, 38r,3)
Extent (from Personal Inspection) MS contains beginning and end colophon

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

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers the last line of the final folio is centered and filled with signs similar to nāgarī ''7''

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element oṃ / rāma.  (on first / final folios)
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation śa.cā.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, line number added to the marginal, alignment
Style of Writing my scribe of main text and m.sec.
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 22) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, black ink, between brackets) / Concluding elements (38r,2)
Uniform Title Śaktivādavicāra

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Gadādhara Bhaṭṭācārya
   Source: Concluding elements (38r,2)
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 22) / PUL Label
Uniform Name Gadādhara