MS PUL Woolner 1368 (Gorakṣaśataka)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1368
Catalogue No. 399  (Vol. II, p. 30)
PUL Subject Classification Yoga

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Condition worn/brittle  (margins brittle but text perfectly readable)

Size in mm

Folio 160 x 230  (9 x 6 inches according to bookseller label)
Writing Area 110 x 180

Margin Lines

Type double
Colour red

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 18
Akṣaras per Line 16  (extremes of sample count: 16-18)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 13
Foliation (from Label) 13
Physical Completeness incomplete  (The first folio is Haṭhayogapradīpikā [1.1-1.16 according to GRETIL e-text] and folios 2-13 have Gorakṣaśataka [starting within v. 14b “daivataṃ”]. Paper and hand of both parts are identical.)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Textual Completeness of the Work incomplete

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright  (clear with quite modern characters)
No. of Hands one
Punctuation red coloured double daṇḍas

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (stanzas)
Other Structural Elements numbering of stanzas starts anew  (the numbering of stanzas starts anew with 1 after stanza 200 on folio 13r )

Gaps and Fillers

Indication of Gaps śirolekhās only  (13r)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right corner
Script of Pagination devanāgarī
Number of Hands one
Further Features

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, above right pagination

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation 1v: ha.; 2-12v: go.  (for Ha[ṭhayogapradīpikā] and Go[rakṣaśataka] respectively; see the entries on completeness of the MS)
Location verso, above left pagination

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas and alignment with the corrected line
Style of Writing smaller, rotated 90° anticlockwise; probably m.sec.
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes  (frequent)

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 30) / PUL Label
Goraksha-Shatak (Samhitā)
   Source: PUL Label (Bhajan Lal label on back cover)
   Source: Concluding elements (13r,18)
Uniform Title Gorakṣaśataka

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. 30)
Uniform Name Gorakṣanātha

   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
Uniform Name Amritsar, Jammu and Kashmir

Near 1700 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label