MS PUL Woolner 6503

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 6503
Catalogue No. 120  (Vol. I, Appendix, p. 138)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Mīmāṃsā

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition worn/brittle  (marginalia partly lost)

Size in mm

Folio 297 x 105
Writing Area 260 x 82

Margin Lines

Type double
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 14  (some folios with 13 lines)
Akṣaras per Line 68  (60-75)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 64
Foliation (from Label) 64  (additional remarks: "63 missing", and "44, 45 on one leaf")
Physical Completeness incomplete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) 3000 granthas  (adhyāya 1, pāda 4)
Extent (from Label) adhyāya 1, pāda 4  (according to cover, beneath label)
Extent (from Personal Inspection) adhyāya 1, pāda 4 (1.4.1-1.4.30)  (Vol. 2, pp. 1-249 in the ed. Mahāprabhulāla Gosvāmi, Varanasi 1984; beginning and ending colophon preserved)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright  (probably the same hand as MS 6502)
No. of Hands one  (except for some marginals)
Punctuation daṇḍas  (double daṇḍas for colophons)


Rubrication Yes  (sūtra text and single words like: "evam", "kecit", "tasmād")

Structural Elements

Other Structural Elements space and double daṇḍas for colophons

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right corner  (probably; unclear from the present sample)

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element none  (however, unclear from the present sample)

Marginal Title Information

(..). (t)ā.  (unclear from the present sample)
Location upper left corner

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Margins  (in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method alignment, line number added to the marginal
Style of Writing somewhat sloppy, by second and perhaps third hand
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Taṃtravārtikavyākhyā (Nyāyasudhā)
   Source: PUL Label
Taṃtravārtikavyākhyā – Nyāyasudhā
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, Appendix, p. 138)
Taṃtravārtikaṭīkā called Nyāyasudhā
   Source: Concluding elements (64v,7)

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, Appendix, p. 138) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (64v,7)

Person Related to Author
Somayāji Bhaṭṭa Mādhava
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: Concluding elements (64v,6f.)