MS PUL Woolner 6962

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 6962
Catalogue No. 721  (Vol. II, p. 50)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition good  (left margin of most folios rat eaten)

Size in mm

Folio 250 x 108
Writing Area 193 x 65

Margin Lines

Type double
Colour red

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 9
Akṣaras per Line 35  (33-39)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 53  (leave 2 missing)
Foliation (from Label) 1, 3-53
Physical Completeness incomplete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) adhyāya 1, pāda 2  (pāda 3 continued)
Extent (from Label) 1st adhyāya, pāda 2  (3rd pāda cont.)
Extent (from Personal Inspection) incomplete  (no end colophon, folio 2 missing; text ends within the commentary on BSū 1.3.17)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation daṇḍas  (single and double)


Rubrication Yes  (first and last akṣara of sūtra-text)
Other Emphasis rubrication  (red ink used for initial invocationa and daṇḍas on folio 1v)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation maṃtraśā•
Location verso, upper left corner, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, alignment, line number added to the margin  (line number not always given)
Style of Writing upright  (by at least two hands)
Frequency infrequent

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Brahmasūtravyākhyā – Mantraśāriraka
   Source: PUL Label
   Note: sic!
Maṃtraśārīraka Brahmasūtrabhāṣya
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, pencil, nāgarī)
Brahmasūtrabhāṣya Mantraśārīraka
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 50)
   Source: Text (1v,2)

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Label
Nīlakaṇṭha, Caturdharavaṃśīya
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 50)

Person Related to Author
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: PUL Label