MS PUL Woolner 0889 (Rahasyatrayasāra)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0889
Catalogue No. 867  (Vol. II, p. 62)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition good

Size in mm

Folio 305 x 155  (12 x 6 inches according to bookseller label)
Writing Area 230 x 110

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 13
Akṣaras per Line 34

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 31
Foliation (from Label) 31  (31 folios also according to bookseller label)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio is 31v

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete
Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

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


Other Emphasis underlining, m.sec., with red colored crayon

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes

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

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing similar to main text, slightly smaller, likely by the scribe of the main text
Frequency infrequent

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 62)
Sārasaṃgraha (Rahasyatraya)
   Source: PUL Label
   Note: ''Rahasyatraya'' added m.sec.
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
   Source: Concluding elements (31v,5)
   Source: Text (1v,3f.)
Uniform Title Rahasyatrayasāra

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Veṃkaṭanātha Vedāntācārya
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 62)
Venkat Nath – Vedantacharya
   Source: PUL Label (bookeller label)
Veṃkaṭanāthārya Kavitārkika Kesarin
   Source: Text (1v,1f.)
Kavitārkika Siṃha
   Source: Text (1v,2)
   Source: Text (1v,3)
Kavitarkika Siṃha Veṃkaṭanātha
   Source: Concluding elements (31v,4)
Uniform Name Veṅkaṭanātha

Person Related to Author
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Text (1v,1)

Alwar State
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
Uniform Name Alwar, Varanasi

Near 1850 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label