MS PUL Woolner 0326 (Bhāvārthadīpikā)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0326
Catalogue No. 136  (Vol. II, p. 10)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Condition good  (worm holes on first few folios)

Size in mm

Folio 320 x 140
Writing Area 250 x 110

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 15
Akṣaras per Line 50  (55 akṣaras on later folios written by second scribe)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

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

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete  (a remark on missing folios was stroke out)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands two  (hand changes somewhere between folios 40 and 104)
Punctuation space of ca. one akṣara


Rubrication Yes  (red powder)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers filled with invocations

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right margin
Number of Hands two  (hand changes like that of the main text)

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ta.bhā.ṭī.  (also: ta.bhā. or gau.)
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Margins  (in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas for corrections, short double strokes (=) for glosses
Style of Writing upright, smaller than main text, m.sec.
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes  (very frequent and abundant use of orpiment on final folios written m.sec.)

Further Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Tarkabhāṣāvyākhyā – Bhāvārthadīpikā
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 10)
Tarkabhāṣāvyākhyā Bhāvārthadīpikā
   Source: PUL Label
Gori Kanti
   Source: PUL Label (older label on 1r)
   Source: Concluding elements (109v,13)
Tarkabhāṣā Bhāvārthadīpikā
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio
Uniform Title Bhāvārthadīpikā

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 10) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (109v, lines 13 and 14)
Uniform Name Gaurīkānta Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya

Person Related to MS
Nand Lal
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
   Note: signature of library staff
Uniform Name Nand Lal

   Time refers to: MS - Date of Acquisition
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)