MS PUL Woolner 1209 (Brahmasūtrabhāṣya)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1209
Catalogue No. 737  (Vol. II, p. 51)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition good  (sides worn and stained from moisture)

Size in mm

Folio 290 x 145
Writing Area 235 x 110

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 16  (15-17)
Akṣaras per Line 40  (36-44)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 61 + 21
Foliation (from Label) 61 + 21
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 61 + 22  (last folio of 3rd adhyāya is 61v, last folio of 4th adhyaya is 22r)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) adhyāyas 3 and 4
Extent (from Label) adhyāyas 3 and 4  (adhyāyas 3 and 4 also according to bookseller label)
Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end of of 3rd and end of 4th adhyāya digitized

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands two  (each of the two adhyāyas is written by an other scribe)
Punctuation no marks


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (sūtras of 3rd adhyāya)
New Section on New Side/Folio? Yes  (4th adhyāya begins on a new verso)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers line filling daṇḍas  (single crooked strokes)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left margin
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation śā.bhā.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas and alignment
Style of Writing clearly m.sec.
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 51)
   Note: adhyāya 3-4
   Source: PUL Label
   Note: adhyāya 3-4
Sharirik-Darshan Bhasya
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
   Note: III+IV Adhyay
   Source: Concluding elements (22r,4 and 61v,12)
   Note: in the end colophon of both adhyāya 3 and 4
Uniform Title Brahmasūtrabhāṣya

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

Intermediate Colophons

Top-level Division

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 51)
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
   Source: Concluding elements (22r,4 and 61v,12)
   Note: in the end colophon of both adhyāya 3 and 4
Uniform Name Śaṅkara

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

saṃvat* 1841 varṣe caitramāse śubhe kr̥ṣṇe pakṣe tithau 7 guravāsare
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (22r,5)
   Note: in the end colophon of adhyāya 4