MS PUL Woolner 0281 (Advaitasiddhi)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0281
Catalogue No. 467  (Vol. II, p. 35)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition damaged  (an edge of folios 1-4 are broken, parts of text are missing on folio 1 )

Size in mm

Folio 350 x 130  (approximately)
Writing Area 310 x 100  (approximately)

Margin Lines

Type single
Colour red  (The pale red lines were drawn after the text was written. )

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 14  (9-10 lines on folios 1, 5a and 5b, 12-15 lines on the others)
Akṣaras per Line 52  (42 akṣaras on folios 1, 5a and 5b)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 232
Foliation (from Label) 232  (A remark on missing leaves was deleted on the label.)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) from the beginning to the 4th paricheda  (see end colophon)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands two
Punctuation no marks


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (stanzas 1-5 in the beginning section of the work and stanzas 1-9 preceding the end colophon)

Gaps and Fillers

Indication of Gaps dots or short strokes in height of the śirolekhās
Line Fillers a small and simple drawing in the last line of the last folio

Foliation etc.


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

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation advai. or  (The abbreviation on folio 1 is partly broken and lost)
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, sometimes short double strokes, line numbers added to the marginal, alignment
Style of Writing m.sec., smaller, by two different hands
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 35) / PUL Label / Text (1v,6 and 232r,10) / Concluding elements (232r,11 and 12)
Uniform Title Advaitasiddhi

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Madhusūdana Sarasvatī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 35) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (232r,11)
   Source: Text (1v,5)
Uniform Name Madhusūdana Sarasvatī

Person Related to Author
Viśveśvara Sarasvatī
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (232r,11)
Uniform Name Viśveśvara Sarasvatī