MS PUL Woolner 0457 (Bhāvārthadīpikā)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0457
Catalogue No. 139  (Vol. II, p. 10)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Condition good  (first one or two folios worn)

Size in mm

Folio 310 x 140
Writing Area 270 x 105

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 15  (14-16)
Akṣaras per Line 50

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 117
Foliation (from Label) 117

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī  (same scribe as 0310, 0454 and others, i.e., Rāmanārāyaṇa)
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation no marks


Rubrication Yes

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers filled with invocations

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 ta.bhā.ṭī.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Margins  (in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, line number use of orpiment, alignment
Style of Writing upright, smaller than man text
Frequency very frequent
Orpiment Yes  (frequently but carefully used for corrections, sometimes clumsy overwriting of the orpiment)

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Tarkabhāṣāvyākhyā Bhāvārthadīpikā
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 10)
   Source: PUL Label
Bhavarth-Dipika Commentary of Tark-Bhasha
   Source: PUL Label (handwritten label on 1r)
Bhawarthi Dipika Commentary on Tark Bhasha
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
   Source: Concluding elements (117v,1)
Tarkabhāṣāyāḥ ... Bhāvārthadīpikā
   Source: Text (1v,2)
Uniform Title Bhāvārthadīpikā

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Gauri Kant Bhattacharya
   Source: PUL Label (old and handwritten label on 1r)
Uniform Name Gaurīkānta Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya

Person Related to MS
Mautsaddīrāma Salavāhanajātīya Rāmanārāyaṇa
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (117v,5)
(not clearly legible)
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
   Note: librarian's signature
Musaddiram Salvahan
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: PUL Label (old handwritten label on 1r)
Uniform Name Rāmanārāyaṇa, Mutsaddīrām Salavāhana

   Place refers to: MS - Place of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (117v,4)
   Note: place of scribe
Uniform Name Jalandhar

   Time refers to: MS - Date of Acquisition
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
saṃvat* 1873 phālāṇaśudi caturddaśyāṃ ravivāsare
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements
1873 B.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Label (new and handwritten label on 1r)
   Note: B.S. = Vikram Samvat