MS PUL Woolner 6795

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 6795
Catalogue No. 209  (Vol. II, p. 14)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition very good  (a few insignificant worm holes; first folio worn)

Size in mm

Folio 273 x 102
Writing Area 218 x 65

Margin Lines

Type double
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 10
Akṣaras per Line 40  (35-45)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 132
Foliation (from Label) 132  (leaves 46-48 missing)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) 4000 granthas
Extent (from Label) 4000 granthas  (formerly complete?)
Textual Completeness of the Work incomplete

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright  (somewhat loose, but perfectly readable)
No. of Hands one
Punctuation daṇḍas, circles, dots  (daṇḍas and raised circles often combined, like °||)


Rubrication Yes  (initial invocation, parts of end colophon and single expressions like "na ca", "tatra", "yady apy", etc., throughout)
Other Emphasis secondary underlining  (the date "saṃvat 1790" in end colophon; with red colored crayon)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers filled with auspicious formula

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, lower right corner, above foliation
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation yā.sā.
Location upper left corner
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Margins  (in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method short double strokes (=) and kākapādas, line number, alignment  (second hand glosses in all four margins, allocation by small strokes like ''=''; corrections and additions of single akṣaras probably by the first scribe, allocation by kākapādas)
Style of Writing smaller than main text; first and second hand  (secondary glosses even smaller than the first hand (?) corrections)
Frequency very frequent

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. I, p. 14) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (132v, pencil, nāgarī) / Concluding elements (132r,2)

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, p. 14) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (132v, pencil, nāgarī) / Concluding elements (132r,2)

Person Related to Author
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: Concluding elements (132r,1)

Dhārāsūra at the banks of the Godāvarī
   Source: Concluding elements (132r,1)
   Note: Father Lakṣmaṇadeva's place
   Source: Concluding elements (132r,1)
   Note: Author's place

saṃvat 1790
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 14) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (132v, nāgarī, pencil) / Concluding elements (132r, m.sec. addition)