MS PUL Woolner 7176


A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 7176
Catalogue No. 824  (Vol. II, Appendix to Vol. I, p. 49)
PUL Subject Classification Mīmāṃsā

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition worn/brittle  (water stained, edges brittle and broken )

Size in mm

Folio 255 x 103
Writing Area 205 x 64

Margin Lines

Type double  (sometimes two fine double lines)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 10
Akṣaras per Line 55  (45-58)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 134  ("56+78=134")
Foliation (from Label) 134  ("56+78=134")

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) adhyāyas 1 and 2; 3675 granthas
Extent (from Label) 2 adhyāyas; 3675 granthas  ("2 a." and "3675" on label; "1800 [+] 1875 [=] 3675" beneath label on cover)
Extent (from Personal Inspection) initial colophon of MS on 1v; actual text begins with Mīmāṃsāsūtra I 2.1 [āmnā yasya kriyārthatvād ānarthakyam atadarthānāṃ tasmād anityam ucyate || (1r,3)]; ending colophon of adhyāya 2, pāda 4 on folio 78r

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright  (comparatively narrow akṣaras)
No. of Hands more than two  (second hand: corrections in the margins; third hand: encirclement of 11 akṣaras on 2r; fourth hand: astrological charts and text on folios 1r and 78v)
Punctuation daṇḍas

Emphasis

Rubrication Yes  (beginning of actual text after 3 maṅgala stanzas; single akṣaras throughout the text; closing colophon)
Other Emphasis encirclement of 11 akṣaras on 2r

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (stanzas 1-3)

Foliation etc.

Foliation

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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location above pagination on lower right corner
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation bhā. pra. / dvi.  (pra. and dvi. for first and second pāda respectively)
Location above pagination in upper left corner
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place
Margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas or underlining in the text and alignment with the correct line  (large parts of text crossed out on 77v)
Style of Writing m.sec., sloppy
Frequency infrequent
Characteristics
Orpiment Yes  (part of text first corrected with orpiment and afterwards crossed out and corrected in the margin; infrequent, but much on 77v)

Further Special Features

Illustrations, Graphs, Maps Yes  (astrological diagrams and text on first and last folios (1r and 78v): {1r (folio turned left side up) (first line not legible)} {2} || śrīraviś śaraṇaṃ param* || {3} saṃvat* 1719 śake 1584 āṣāḍha śu {4}kl(a) 12 budha 23 anurādhā 48 (ś..) {5} rā 55 sāṃvaja a udayādrat(.. ..) {6}bhrā< (ma) >ryāṃ janma {diagram} {7} saṃvat* 1939 āṣā śu 1 gurau 20 {9} udayā(dra)tadya 240 paleṣu 29 varṣa(p)raveśaḥ saṃvasya {diagram} {9} saṃvat* 1938 āṣāḍha śu 12 śukre 42 {10} viśākhā 3 uparāṃta anurādhā udayād(g)ataṃ {11} ghaṭī 56 varṣapraveśaḥ 20 {diagram} {78v,1} agastyaś ca pulastyaś ca vaiśaṃpāyana eva ca || jaiminiś ca sumaṃtuś ca paṃcaite vajravā[na]< ra >kāḥ || muneḥ kr̥tyā{2}ṇamitrasya jaimineś cānukīrttanāt* || śrīraviḥ śaraṇaṃ {3} vidyudagnibhayaṃ nāsti likhite ca gr̥hoda[ne]< re > || Ø || yatrānapāyī bhagavān* hṛdyāste harir ī{4}śvanaḥ || bhaṃgo bhavati vajrasya tatra śūlasya kā kathā || Ø || {last vere from to is Viṣṇupurana (ed. Bombay 1910) I 18.36})

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Bhāṭṭadinakara
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II. Appendix, p. 49) / PUL Label

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography


Author
Dinakara
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, Appendix, p. 49) / PUL Label / Text (1r,2) / Concluding elements (78r,5)
Dinakara Śarmā
   Source: Concluding elements (78r,4f.)

Person Related to Author
Umārāmakr̥ṣṇau
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, Appendix, p. 49) / PUL Label / Text (1r,2) / Concluding elements (78r,5)
   Note: Dinakara's parents
Rāmakr̥ṣṇa
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: Concluding elements (78r,4)