MS PUL Woolner 0655 (Ṣaṭpadī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0655
Catalogue No. 959  (Vol. II, p. 67)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition good  (sides stained from moisture)

Size in mm

Folio 310 x 170  (12 x 6,5 inches according to bookseller label)
Writing Area 240 x 145

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Label) 44  (bookseller label, verso + recto counted)
Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 23  (22-24)
Akṣaras per Line 45

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 6
Foliation (from Label) 6  (also on bookseller label)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 1r-6v  (completely digitized)
Physical Completeness complete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) 385 granthas  (see postcolophon addition)
Textual Completeness of the Work complete

Script and Scribal Conventions

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


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes
Special Characters? Yes  (simple drawings)
Other Structural Elements simple circular drawings in the end colophon

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers short horizontal strokes in raised position at the end of many lines only on 6r  (repetition of the invocation 'rāma' in the last line of the last folio)

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma.
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ṣa.ṭī.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas and alignment
Style of Writing upright, similar to main text, but m.sec.  (by the scribe of the main text and one or two other hands)
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Ṣaḍpadī savyākhyā
   Source: PUL Label
Ṣaḍpadī with Vyākhyā
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 67)
Khat Padi
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
Khat-Padi – with Vidva-Chit-Pravodhini com.
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
Vidvaccittaprasādanī ... Ṣaṭpadyāvivr̥tti
   Source: Concluding elements (lines 4f.)
   Source: Concluding elements (line 6)
   Source: Text (1r,1)
   Source: Text (1r,3)
   Note: basic text
   Source: Concluding elements (m.sec. addition after the end colophon)
Uniform Title Ṣaṭpadī

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements
Text After Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 67) / PUL Label / Text (1r,3)
   Note: author of the basic text
Kavisaroja Bhikṣu
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 67) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (line 6)
   Note: author of the commentary
   Source: PUL Label (bookeller label)
Saroj Bhikshu
   Source: PUL Label (bookeller label)
   Note: commentator
Uniform Name Śaṅkara

Person Related to Author
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (line 5)

   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
Jaipur State
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
Uniform Name Jaipur

1853 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label
saṃvat 1853
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 67) / Concluding elements (line 6)
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
   Note: i.e., November 12, 1922