MS PUL Woolner 6600 (Tantraratna)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 6600
Catalogue No. 115  (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 from moisture, sides worn)

Size in mm

Folio 262 x 95
Writing Area 220 x 60

Margin Lines

Type double
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 10
Akṣaras per Line 47  (45-52)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 23
Foliation (from Label) 23

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) 1800 granthas, adhyāya 12
Extent (from Label) 1800 granthas, adhyāya 12  (in accordance with 1r [pencil, arabic] and 23v [nāgarī, black ink])
Extent (from Personal Inspection) likely complete  (initial invocation and concluding colophon preserved and digitized)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation daṇḍas  (single; some are inserted by another reader/scribe)


Rubrication Yes  (with red powder; initial invocation and end colophon)

Structural Elements

Other Structural Elements double daṇḍas

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers filled  (with daṇḍas, "rāmaḥ", "kr̥ṣṇaḥ", and akṣaras similar to "cha" [23r])

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, left and right margin

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation dvā. taṃ / 12 taṃtra.  (two different instances; meaning: 12th adhyāya of Tantraratna)
Location verso, upper left corner  (and last recto)

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins  (in the margins of all four sides and immediately above the line)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas and alignment
Style of Writing upright, m.sec.
Frequency infrequent

Further Special Features

Other 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 (front cover leaf))
   Note: 12th adhyāya; some of the other adyāyas are contained in MS 6595-6599
   Source: Concluding elements (23r,4)
Uniform Title Tantraratna

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. 137) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (23r,4)
Uniform Name Pārthasārathi Miśra