MS PUL Woolner 0659

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0659
Catalogue No. 1004  (Vol. II, 72)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Gītā (PUL label and catalogue), Vedānta (bookseller label)

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition damaged  (stained from moisture throughout, right hand side brittle, first folio brittle and broken on all four sides; the last folios are in a better condition)

Size in mm

Folio 305 x 140  (12 x 6 inches according to bookseller label)
Writing Area 260 x 110

Margin Lines

Type double
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Label) 24  (according to bookseller label, counting recto + verso)
Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 11  (rarely 12)
Akṣaras per Line 38

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 12
Foliation (from Label) 12  (also according to bookseller label)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio is 12v

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 highlighting with red powder  (of initial namaskriyā, intermediate colophons and end colophon)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (stanzas)
Other Structural Elements secondary underlining  (part of the end colophon underlined with red colored crayon)

Foliation etc.


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

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method candrabiṇḍu, vertical and horizontal alignment
Style of Writing similar to main text
Frequency frequent

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Aṣṭāvakra[ gītā ]prakaraṇa
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller's label)
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 72)

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 (12v,5)

Person Related to MS
(not clearly legible)
   Relation to Manuscript: Other Person Related to MS
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
   Note: signature of library staff

   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
in the city Śivanāthulūkādāvada
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (12v,6)
   Note: śivanāthulūkādāvadanagaramadhye
Uniform Name Rajasthan, Bharatpur

saṃvat 1807
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 72) / PUL Label
1807 V.S.
   Source: Bookseller Label
saṃvat* 1807 varṣe kārttikaśudī 8 bhr̥guvāsare
   Source: Concluding elements (12v,6)