MS PUL Woolner 6598 (Tantraratna)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 6598
Catalogue No. 113  (Vol. I, Appendix, p. 137)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Mīmāṃsā

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition good  (sides worn and stained)

Size in mm

Folio 270 x 102
Writing Area 225 x 63

Margin Lines

Type other  (four)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 9
Akṣaras per Line 46  (43-55)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 126
Foliation (from Label) 126

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) 3400 granthas  (adhyāya 10)
Extent (from Label) 3400 granthas, adhyāya 10  (also stated on 1r and 126v)
Extent (from Personal Inspection) presumably complete  (initial invocation and end colophon preserved)

Script and Scribal Conventions

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


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder  (of initial invocation, end colophon and single akṣaras throughout the MS)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers filled with auspicious formula  (after the end colophon)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right corner  (also on the last recto because text ends there)
Number of Hands one
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation taṃ. da  (meaning taṃtraratnasya daśamo 'dhyāyaḥ)
Location verso, upper left corner, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas and alignment  (line number given)
Style of Writing smaller  (probably 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)
Uniform Title Tantraratna

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, Appendix, p. 137) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (126r,7)
Uniform Name Pārthasārathi Miśra