MS PUL Woolner 0706 (Brahmāmr̥tavarṣiṇī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0706
Catalogue No. 727  (Vol. II, p. 50)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition good  (only folio 1 has brittle sides, others are slightly stained)

Size in mm

Folio 340 x 150  (13,5 x 6 inches according to bookseller label)
Writing Area 250 x 90

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Label) 18  (according to bookseller label )
Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 9
Akṣaras per Line 38

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 235
Foliation (from Label) 235
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio is foliated 34 and 336

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) adhyāya 1, 129

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands more than two  (three at least, one with red ink)
Punctuation single and double daṇḍas drawn with red ink


Rubrication Yes  (daṇḍas and numerations)
Other Emphasis highlighting

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (daṇḍas drawn m.sec. with red ink are added to the numberations)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right margin
Number of Hands one  (On the final folios, the foliation in the upper left margin does not correspond to that in the lower right margin. But they are likely to be written by one hand.)

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation sū.bra.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Main writing area and margins  (in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapāda, alignment; interlinear corrections immediately above the akṣaras
Style of Writing small, with fine line
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Brahmasūtravr̥tti – Brahmāmr̥tavarṣiṇī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 50) / PUL Label
Brahma-sutra with Brahmāmrta Vrtti
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
Brahm-Sutra with Brahm-Amrit Vritti
   Source: PUL Label (Bhajan Lal Bookseller's label)
Uniform Title Brahmāmr̥tavarṣiṇī

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements
Text After Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 50)
Rāmānaṃda Sarasvati
   Source: PUL Label
Ram-anand Sarasvati
   Source: PUL Label (Bhajan Lal Bookseller's label)
Uniform Name Rāmānanda Sarasvatī

Person Related to MS
(not clearly legible)
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
   Note: signature of library staff
   Relation to Manuscript: Other Person Related to MS
   Source: Concluding elements (lower margin of 335v, m.sec.)
   Note: teacher of the scribe
Nārāyaṇa Siṃha
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (lower margin of 335v, m.sec.)

   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
Uniform Name Amritsar, Jammu and Kashmir

saṃvat 1921
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 50) / PUL Label
1921 V.S.
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Acquisition
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
   Note: i.e., June 6, 1923
1923 po. śu 13 bu
   Source: Concluding elements (lower margin of 335v, m.sec.)