MS PUL Woolner 1376 (Rājamārtaṇḍa)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1376
Catalogue No. 424  (Vol. II, p. 31)
PUL Subject Classification Yoga

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition very good

Size in mm

Folio 335 x 145  (13 x 6 inches according to the bookseller label)
Writing Area 260 x 100

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 11  (on some folios 10 lines)
Akṣaras per Line 35  (extremes of sample count: 32-40)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 56
Foliation (from Label) 56  (PUL and Bhajan Lal)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright  (bold, neat, almost ornamental; at least folios 55v ff. less bold and less ornate)
No. of Hands two  (two hands or change of pencil; a third and apparently western writer has inserted separation marks above the akṣaras of 1v,1-2r,1)


Other Emphasis highlighting  (red colored highlighting of colophons and other parts, and on special occasions, e.g.: "tad anupapannam", "tathā hi")

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes

Foliation etc.


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

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation bho.vr̥.
Location verso, above left pagination
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas or short double strokes (=)
Style of Writing same hand as main text but smaller  (sometimes rotated 90° anticlockwise in right margin)
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 31)
Yogasūtra savyākhyā
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (57v)
Pātaṃjalayogaśāstravr̥tti called Rājamārtaṇḍa
   Source: Concluding elements (56v,10)
Patanjal Yoga Sutra with Sanskrit Vritti
   Source: PUL Label (Bhajan Lal's label on back cover)
Uniform Title Rājamārtaṇḍa

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. 31)
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Concluding elements (56v,9)
Maharshi Patanjali and Maharaja Bhoja
   Source: PUL Label (Bookseller's label)
Uniform Name Bhojarāja

Person Related to MS
Prabhamiśra Mo(han)
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (56v,10)
   Note: reading uncertain
the eldest son Vṛṭārāma
   Relation to Manuscript: Employer of Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (56v,10)

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

saṃvat 1918
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue / PUL Label / Concluding elements (56v,11)
saṃvata 1918mi. āṣāḍhaśudi 7 ravivāsare
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (56v,11)
1918 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label