MS PUL Woolner 0645

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0645
Catalogue No. 103  (Vol. I, p. 118)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification other  (Tantra)

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition damaged  (affected by moisture, last leaves bitten by insects)

Size in mm

Folio ca. 190 x 330  (upright format! 7 x 14 inches according to bookseller label)
Writing Area 130 x 250  (upright format)

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Label) 48  (according to bookseller label; verso and recto are counted together)
Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 24
Akṣaras per Line 19  (16-21)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 68
Foliation (from Label) 68  (bookseller label)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio is 68v

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) 1500 granthas  (ca. 1900 according to analysis!)
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, small space


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers none; lines centered

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left margin
Number of Hands one

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation du.bha.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, alignment
Style of Writing m.sec., smaller, by two different hands
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, p. 18) / Concluding elements (68v,1f.)
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
Durga Bhakt Tarangini
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue / PUL Label / Text (1r,24) / Concluding elements (68v,1)
Vira-Simha (Narsingh-dev)
   Source: PUL Label (bookeller label)

Person Related to Author
   Source: Text (1r,8)
   Source: Text (1r,16)
   Source: Text (1r,19)
   Source: PUL Label
   Note: relation unclear

Person Related to MS
(not clearly legible)
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
   Note: signature of library staff

   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: Other Place
   Source: Text
   Note: Narasiṃhadeva's place
Uniform Name , Jalandhar

saṃvat 1915
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue / PUL Label / Concluding elements (68v,3)
1915 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Time refers to: MS - Occasion of Writing
   Source: Text (1r,24)
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Acquisition
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
   Note: i.e., Nov. 12, 1922