MS PUL Woolner 0895 (Tattvānusaṃdhāna)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0895
Catalogue No. 610  (Vol. II, p. 43)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition good  (only the upper edge of folio 13 is broken and lost, ca. 3 x 9 akṣaras are missing)

Size in mm

Folio 315 x 155  (12 x 6 inches according to bookseller label)
Writing Area 280 x 120  (smaller on first folios)

Margin Lines

Type none  (only 1v has two double lines drawn with red ink)

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 16  (14-19, more towards the end, less on first folios)
Akṣaras per Line 40/55  (40 on first folios, ca. 55 by the second scribe)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Label) 18  (18 folios also according to bookseller label and 1r)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 18  (according to a remark on 1r and acc. to the foliation of the last verso)

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 two  (hand changes somewhere between folio 7r and 16v)
Punctuation none  (only 1v has double daṇḍas which were inserted with red ink after the text was written )


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers line filling daṇḍas  (single crooked strokes at the end of incompletely filled lines)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right margin
Number of Hands two  (hand changes somewhere between 7r and 16v)

Marginal Title Information

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

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas or short double strokes above the line, alignment, line number added to the marginal
Style of Writing by at least two hands
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 43)
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
Uniform Title Tattvānusaṃdhāna

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements
Text After Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Mahādeva Sarasvatī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 43)
Mahādeva Sarasvatī Muni
   Source: PUL Label / Concluding elements (18v,16)
Mahadeo Sarsvati
   Source: PUL Label (bookeller label)
Uniform Name Mahādevānanda Sarasvatī

Person Related to Author
Svayaṃprakāśānaṃda Sarasvatī
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (18v,15)
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Text (1v,1f.)

Person Related to MS
Keśava Rāma
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r) / Concluding elements (18v,16)
   Note: a brahmin, the scribe and previous owner of the book

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

saṃvat 1866
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 43) / PUL Label
1866 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label
saṃ. 1866 mitīphālgunasudī 9 budhavāra
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (18v,16)