MS PUL Woolner 0978 (Tattvānusaṃdhāna, etc.)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0978
Catalogue No. 615  (Vol. II, p. 43)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle

Size in mm

Folio 320 x 115
Writing Area 220 x 80

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 11  (9-12)
Akṣaras per Line 40

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 30
Foliation (from Label) 30
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio is 30v

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands more than two
Punctuation no marks


Other Emphasis underlining m.sec. with red colored crayon  (parts of end colophon)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers line filling daṇḍas  (single crooked strokes)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right margin
Number of Hands two or more

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ta.saṃ.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method short double strokes or kākapādas above the line, alignment, line number added to the marginal  (kākapādas more infrequent)
Style of Writing upright, by at least three hands
Frequency very frequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Tatvānusaṃdhāna saṭippaṇa
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 43)
   Source: Concluding elements (30v,8)
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (flyleaf, nāgarī, red ink)
Uniform Title Tattvānusaṃdhāna, Advaitacintākaustubha

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Mahādeva Sarasvatī
   Source: PUL Label / Concluding elements (30v,8)
Svyaṃprakāśānaṃda Sarasvatī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 43)
Uniform Name Mahādevānanda Sarasvatī

Person Related to Author
Svayaṃprakāśānaṃda Sarasvatī
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: PUL Label / Concluding elements (30v,7f.)

saṃvat 1899
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 43) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (30v,8)