MS PUL Woolner 0727 (Siddhāntamuktāvalī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0727
Catalogue No. 241  (Vol. II, p. 15)
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition good

Size in mm

Folio 320 x 150
Writing Area 245 x 110  (smaller on 2r/v: 220 x 100)

Margin Lines

Type double  (a set of two or three double lines: one or two at the borders of the main writing area, one at the very edge of the folios; double lines on all four sides of 36v)
Colour red

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 18  (14-21, more on final than on the first folios)
Akṣaras per Line 50  (more on final folios)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 36
Foliation (from Label) 36
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio is 36v

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) 1900 granthas  (see end colophon: '1900 pāṭhaḥ')

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands two  (hand changes on 19v)
Punctuation double daṇḍas drawn with red ink


Rubrication Yes
Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers line filling daṇḍas; double daṇḍas and 'cha' in the last line of the last folio

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right margin
Number of Hands two  (hand changes on folios 19/20)

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element śrī., rāma
Location verso, upper left and lower right margin, above foliation
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation nyā.mu.
Location verso, upper left corner, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas or short double strokes above the line, alignment, line number added to the marginal
Style of Writing upright, smaller than main text, neat
Frequency very frequent
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

Illustrations, Graphs, Maps Yes  (on 1r)
Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
〈 Nyāya 〉Siddhāntamuktāvalī saṭippaṇā
   Source: PUL Label
   Note: 'Nyāya' added m.sec. with red ink
   Source: Concluding elements (36v,4f.)
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (36v)
   Source: Concluding elements (36v,5)
Nyāyasiddhāntamuktāvalī with Ṭippaṇā
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 15)
Uniform Title Siddhāntamuktāvalī

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Viśvanātha Pancānana Bhaṭṭa
   Source: Concluding elements (36v,4)
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 15)
Uniform Name Viśvanātha

Person Related to Author
Vidyānivāsa Bhaṭṭa
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: Concluding elements (36v,4)

Person Related to MS
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (36v,6)

saṃ. 1837
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 15) / Concluding elements (36v,5)
aśvāgnidantāvalabhūmite (b)de sahasya māsasya dale 'site ... cā(rā)tithāv ... mahīsutehni
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (36v,6)