MS PUL Woolner 1004 (Sāṅkhyatattvakaumudī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1004
Catalogue No. 387  (Vol. II, p. 28)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Sāṃkhya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support polished hand made paper
Condition very good  (insignificant stains and slightly wavy paper)

Size in mm

Folio 288 x 138  (according to direct evidence)
Writing Area 230 x 95  (according to direct evidence)

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 12
Akṣaras per Line 37  (extremes of sample: 34-39)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 42
Foliation (from Label) 42
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 37
Physical Completeness incomplete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) folios 9 and 37-40 missing
Extent (from Label) fols. 9 and 37-40 missing
Extent (from Card Catalogue) fols. 9 and 37-40 missing
Extent (from Personal Inspection) 1-8, 10-36, 41-42

Script and Scribal Conventions

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


Rubrication Yes  (red powder)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (numbers followed by single, double or no daṇḍas)
Other Structural Elements space of about half an akṣara before rubricated parts

Gaps and Fillers

Indication of Gaps none in the present sample of folios
Line Fillers no incomplete lines in the present sample of folios

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 rāmaḥ
Location verso, lower right corner, above foliation
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation sāṃkau, sāṃ.kau, sāṃtaḥ, sāṃtāḥ  (abbreviation varies)
Location verso, above left pagination
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Margins  (in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, line numbers sometimes added to the marginal, alignment
Style of Writing same hand and size as main text; only longer parts are written with smaller akṣaras
Frequency very frequent
Orpiment Yes  (for very frequent and careful corrections and deletions)

Further Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Sāṅkhyakārikāvyākhyā - Sāṅkhyatattvakaumudī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 28)
Sāṅkhyakārikā savyākhyā. vyā. Sāṃkhyatattvakaumudī
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Concluding elements (42r,12)
Uniform Title Sāṅkhyatattvakaumudī

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Īśvarakr̥ṣṇa and Vācaspatimiśra
   Source: PUL Catalogue
   Source: PUL Label / Text (42r,12) / Concluding elements (42r,12)
Uniform Name Vācaspati Miśra

saṃvat 1869
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 28) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (42r,12)