MS PUL Woolner 0900 (Brahmasūtra)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0900
Catalogue No. 714  (Vol. II, p. 50)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition damaged  (A large part of the lower left corner and a small part of the upper right corner is eaten by rodents and lost. The marginal commentary text there is lost. There is a hole even in the PUL label.)

Size in mm

Folio 335 x 155
Writing Area 240 x 100

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 4  (with large interlinear space for the commentary text)
Akṣaras per Line 38

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 23
Foliation (from Label) 23
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio, containing the end colophon, is 22v!

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 one
Punctuation daṇḍas in the commentary, no marks in the sūtra text


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder  (of intermediate colophons)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (each sūtra)
Other Structural Elements size of the akṣaras  (The sūtra text is written with much bigger akṣaras and with a bolder writing utensil than the commentary text which fills the margins and the large intermediate space.)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers none

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left margin
Number of Hands one
Further Features

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element śrī
Location verso, upper left margin, next to the foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method short double strokes above the lines of the sūtra text, line number added to the marginal glosses
Style of Writing much smaller than the script of the sūtra text and written with much finer line
Frequency very frequent

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Vedāṃtasūtra saṭippaṇa
   Source: PUL Label
Brahmasūtra saṭippaṇa
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 50)
Brahma-Sutra with Paryay or Com.
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
   Source: Concluding elements (23(?)v,2)
   Note: The commentary is inserted in margins and between the lines
   Source: Concluding elements (23(?)v,3)
   Note: The commentary is inserted in margins and between the lines
Uniform Title Brahmasūtra

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Veshnav Kimkar
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 50) / Concluding elements (23(?)v,2)

Person Related to MS
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (23(?)v,2)

Eastern Rajputana
   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
Uniform Name Alwar, Rajasthan

saṃvat 1840
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 50) / PUL Label
1840 V.S.
   Source: Bookseller Label