MS PUL Woolner 1103 (Padayojanikā, etc.)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1103
Catalogue No. 548  (Vol. II, p. 39)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support regular hand made paper
Condition good  (stained due to moisture, last folio broken but perfectly readable)

Size in mm

Folio 290 x 135
Writing Area 240 x 100

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 16  (last folios: 12-13)
Akṣaras per Line 52  (extremes of samples: 50-54; last folios: 43, extremes: 41-45)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 36
Foliation (from Label) 36
Physical Completeness beginning and concluding colophon

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) gadyabhāga
Extent (from Label) gadyabhāga
Extent (from Personal Inspection) gadyabaṃdha according to colophon, folio 36v,7

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright  (clear with quite modern characters)
No. of Hands one
Punctuation spaces of little less than an akṣara


Rubrication Yes  (of colophons and sūtras)
Other Emphasis underlining

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers concentric circles and simple flower/sun drawings in last line of 36v

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right corner (first folios), lower right corner on later folios  (sometimes missing in the upper left margin)
Script of Pagination devanāgarī
Number of Hands one

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāmaḥ  (only on later folios)
Location verso, above right pagination

Marginal Title Information

Location verso, upper left margin, throughout

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas and alignment
Style of Writing m.sec., more sloppy
Frequency infrequent

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Upadeśasāhasrī with Vyākhyā
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 39)
Upadeśasāhasrī (Gadyabhāga) Vyākhyā
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, black ink, nāgarī, secondary) / Concluding elements (36v,7 and 9)
Uniform Title Padayojanikā, Upadeśasāhasrī

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Śaṅkarācārya, Rāmatirtha
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 39)
   Source: PUL Label
Śaṃkarabhagavatpāda and Rāmatīrtha
   Source: Concluding elements (36v,7-10)
Uniform Name Rāmatīrtha