MS PUL Woolner 1226 (Sāṃkhyakārikā, etc.)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1226
Catalogue No. 394  (Vol. II, p. 28)
PUL Subject Classification Sāṃkhya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition good  (stained by moisture, sides a little brittle)

Size in mm

Folio 310 x 140

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 12,5  (extremes of sample count: 10-14)
Akṣaras per Line 36

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 14
Foliation (from Label) 14
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio is foliated 14v

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


Other Emphasis underlining m.sec. with red coloured crayon  (on 14v)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (kārikās and corresponding parts of commentary)
Other Structural Elements tripāṭha

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers line filling daṇḍas; rāma  (single crooked strokes; 'rāma' once or repeatedly)

Foliation etc.


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

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapāda, alignment, line number added to the marginals in the upper and lower margins
Style of Writing clearly m.sec.
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Sāṅkhyakārikāvyākhyā - Sāṅkhyatattvaprakāśa
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 27)
Sāṃkhyakārikā savyākhyā - Sāṅkhyatatvaprakāśa
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Concluding elements (14v,6)
   Note: mūla
   Source: Concluding elements (14v,7)
   Note: commentary
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, red ink)
Uniform Title Sāṃkhyakārikā, Tattvaprakāśa

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Label / Concluding elements (14v,5f.)
   Note: author of the mūla
Śrīnivāsa Yati
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 28)
   Source: PUL Label / Concluding elements (14v,2)
   Note: author of the commentary
Uniform Name Śrīnivāsa, Īśvarakr̥ṣṇa

Person Related to MS
Tārāsiṃha Nr̥pati
   Relation to Manuscript: Commissioner of MS
   Source: Concluding elements (14v,1)