MS PUL Woolner 5008 (Brahmāmr̥tavarṣiṇī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 5008
Catalogue No. 730  (Vol. II, p. 51)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition good  (the upper side of the first folio is worn and brittle; wormholes in some folios; last folios are stained)

Size in mm

Folio 310 x 170  (12 x 6 inches according to bookseller label)
Writing Area 240 x 120

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 12  (8-14)
Akṣaras per Line 35

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 194
Foliation (from Label) 194
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio is foliated 194v

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) 3rd adhyāya
Extent (from Label) incomplete  (3rd adhyāya complete)
Extent (from Personal Inspection) incomplete
Textual Completeness of the Work incomplete

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands two
Punctuation no marks  (space of 2-3 akṣaras on last folios)

Structural Elements

Other Structural Elements tripāṭha on some folios

Gaps and Fillers

Indication of Gaps śirolekhās only
Line Fillers line filling daṇḍas  (single crooked strokes)

Foliation etc.


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

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation sū. vi.  (sometimes ''sū.'' only)
Location verso, upper left and lower right margin, above or next to foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas above and below the line, alignment, line number sometimes added to the marginal
Style of Writing similar to main text, but smaller
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Brahmasūtra savyākhyā Brahmasūtrāmr̥tavarṣiṇī
   Source: PUL Label
   Note: title of commentary is continued on the coverboard
Brahm-Sutra with Brahma-Amrit-Vritti
   Source: PUL Label (booseller label)
Brahmasūtravr̥tti – Brahmāmr̥tavarṣiṇī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 51)
Uniform Title Brahmāmr̥tavarṣiṇī

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 51) / PUL Label
Shri Ram
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
Uniform Name Rāmānanda Sarasvatī

   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
Uniform Name Amritsar

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