MS PUL Woolner 5025 (Pāñcadaśī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 5025
Catalogue No. 651  (Vol. II, p. 45)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle

Size in mm

Folio 230 x 100  (approximately; 8,5 x 4 according to bookseller label)
Writing Area 180 x 80

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 8
Akṣaras per Line 27

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 141
Foliation (from Label) 141  (141 folios also according to bookseller label)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio is foliated 141v
Physical Completeness complete  (according to label)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete
Extent (from Personal Inspection) up to fifth adhyāya  (according to end colophon)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation double daṇḍas


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (stanzas)

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element kr̥ṣṇaḥ
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation  (not on the final folios)

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation paṃcadasī.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation  (not on 140v)

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method alignment  (sometimes kākapādas, sometimes short double strokes, sometimes no mark; sometimes the line number is added to the marginal)
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes  (large parts of text are deleted, see, e.g., 1v )

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, black ink) / Text (1v,1: preliminaries)
   Note: sic
Paṃcadasa〈 ḥ 〉 Prakaraṇaḥ
   Source: Concluding elements (141v,5f.)
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 45)
Uniform Title Pāñcadaśī

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 45) / PUL Label
Bharati Tirtha
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
Bhāratītīrtha Vidyāraṇya Muni
   Source: Concluding elements (141v,4f.)
Uniform Name Mādhava

Person Related to MS
Suta(rana)k* Lāla
   Relation to Manuscript: Previous Owner of MS
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, black ink)

Jaipur State
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (141v,7)
   Note: jai[g]nagaramadhyai

saṃ. 1808
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 45) / PUL Label
1808 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label
saṃvavat* 1808 śāke 1693 mitiposada 13 vāra budhavāra
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (141v,6f.)
   Note: reading of ''13'' not perfectly clear