MS PUL Woolner 4296 (Tātparyabodhinī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 4296
Catalogue No. 657  (Vol. II, p. 46)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition good  (first folios are affected by insects)

Size in mm

Folio 340 x 130  (approximately)

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 9  (sometimes less due to tripāṭha structure)
Akṣaras per Line 35  (33-37)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 336
Foliation (from Label) 336
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 336  (last leaf is foliated with 336)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete
Extent (from Personal Inspection) up to fifth adhyāya  (see end colophon)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation double daṇḍas drawn with red ink


Rubrication Yes  (amongst others parts of namaskāra phrase and of end colophon)
Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes
Other Structural Elements tripāṭha

Foliation etc.


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

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation / viṣayā.  (title abbreviations of first / final folios respectively)
Location verso, upper left corner
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas or short double strokes (=), alignment, line number added to the marginal
Style of Writing very small, by two differrent hands
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Paṃcadaśī savyākhyā
   Source: PUL Label
Paṃcadaśīvyākhyā – Tātparyabodhinī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 46)
   Source: Text (1v,2)
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 (336,9)
Uniform Name Rāmakṛṣṇa

Person Related to Author
Bhāratītīrtha Vidyāraṇyamuni
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (336v,8)
Uniform Name Mādhava