MS PUL Woolner 0306 (Nyāyasūtravr̥tti, etc.)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0306
Catalogue No. 268  (Vol. II, p. 17)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Condition good  (only the sides of the first and last folios are worn and brittle)

Size in mm

Folio 320 x 150
Writing Area 250 x 105

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 12
Akṣaras per Line 39

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 106
Foliation (from Label) 106

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) up to the end of fifth adhyāya

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation no marks


Rubrication Yes

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? no, only the preliminary stanzas

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element oṃ
Location verso, upper left margin, above abbreviated title

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation nyā. sū. vr̥.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins  (in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, line number added to the marginal, alignment
Style of Writing smaller than main text, m.sec., written with fine black line
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes  (precise and diligent deletions of parts of akṣaras)

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 17)
Niyae Sutra
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 106v)
Nyāyasūtra with Vyākhyā called Nyāyasūtravr̥tti
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: Concluding elements (106r,12)
   Source: Concluding elements (106r,8)
Uniform Title Nyāyasūtravr̥tti, Nyāyasūtras

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Label / Concluding elements (106r, lines 8, 11 and 12)
Viśvanātha Pañcānana
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 17)
Uniform Name Viśvanātha

Person Related to Author
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (106r,8-9)
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: Concluding elements (106r,12)

Person Related to MS
Mukund Lal
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
   Note: librarian's signature
Uniform Name Mukund Lal

   Place refers to: Work - Place of Composition
   Source: Concluding elements (106r,11)
   Note: "vr̥ṃdāvipine"; is it Brindaban in Orissa, or Vrindavan in Mathura?

   Time refers to: MS - Date of Acquisition
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 106v)
rasavāṇatithau śakeṃdrakāle bahule kāmatithau śucau sitāhe
   Time refers to: Work - Date of Composition
   Source: Concluding elements (106r,10-11)