MS PUL Woolner 6595 (Tantraratna)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 6595
Catalogue No. 110  (Vol. I, Appendix, p. 137)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Mīmāṃsā

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition good  (stained)

Size in mm

Folio 255 x 92
Writing Area 200 x 45

Margin Lines

Type other  (two double lines)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 9
Akṣaras per Line 45

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 73
Foliation (from Label) 73

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) 2100 granthas, adhyāya 5
Extent (from Label) 2100 granthas, adhyāya 5  (Folio 1r has, written with pencil: 9B taṃtraratna pārthasārathimiśra 5th a 2100; folio 73v has, in poor handwriting: saṃkhyā 2008 †4 vājapeyibhaṭṭaraghunāthasya 2300 2005 )
Extent (from Personal Inspection) presumably complete

Script and Scribal Conventions

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


Rubrication Yes  (initial invocation, sūtra text, and single akṣaras throughout)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers filled m.sec.  (filled by a second scribe with auspicious formula and daṇḍas on 73v)

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location lower right corner, above foliation

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation taṃ.pa. / taṃ. paṃ  (only two instances in the present sample)
Location verso, upper left corner, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, line number, vertical alignment
Style of Writing m.sec.
Frequency infrequent

Further Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, Appendix, p. 137) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r) / Concluding elements (73v,6)
Uniform Title Tantraratna

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements
Text After Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, Appendix, p. 137) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r)
   Source: Concluding elements (73v,6)
Uniform Name Pārthasārathi Miśra

Person Related to MS
Vājapeyibhaṭṭa Raghunātha
   Relation to Manuscript: Previous Owner of MS
   Source: Concluding elements (73v, lower margin)