MS PUL Woolner 5342 (Saptapadārthī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 5342
Catalogue No. 381  (Vol. II, p. 26)
PUL Subject Classification Vaiśeṣika

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition very good

Size in mm

Folio 260 x 110
Writing Area 210 x 70

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 9
Akṣaras per Line 39

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 8
Foliation (from Label) 8
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) folios 1-2 and 7-8 are digitized

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete
Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation daṇḍas inserted m.sec.


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers daṇḍas and the akṣaras śrī and cha  (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

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation saptapadārthī.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapāda, alignment, line number added to the marginals
Style of Writing clearly m.sec., by at least two hands
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 26) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (8v,1)
Uniform Title Saptapadārthī

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Śivāditya Miśra
   Source: PUL Catalogue / PUL Label / Concluding elements (8v,1)
Uniform Name Śivāditya

Person Related to MS
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (8v,2f.)
   Note: a brahmin

   Place refers to: Other Place
   Source: Concluding elements (8v,2)
   Note: place (?) of scribe
Kāśī, near (the Liṅga called) Gabhastīśvara
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (8v,3)

śa. 1711
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 26) / PUL Label
śāke 1711 jyeṣṭasudī 11 gurau
   Source: Concluding elements (8v,2)