MS PUL Woolner 8159 (Mitabhāṣiṇī)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 8159
Catalogue No. 383  (Vol, II, p. 26)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vaiśeṣika

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle  (the right hand side of the MS is damaged by rodents, the text is not severely injured except for a wormhole in folio 1)

Size in mm

Folio 250 x 90
Writing Area 210 x 65

Margin Lines

Type triple
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 10
Akṣaras per Line 39

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 54
Foliation (from Label) 54

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) 1400 granthas
Extent (from Label) complete, 1400 granthas
Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation double daṇḍas


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

Other Structural Elements || cha ||  (highlighted)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers a simple drawing of a flower garland and repeatedly ''|| cha || || || cha ||''  (on the last folio)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation
verso, in mid height of the left and right margins
Number of Hands one

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviationṭī. / mi.bhāṣā  (The upper right edge of the MS is bitten off by rodents and ''bhā(ṣā)'' is not clearly legible and sometimes lost. Folio 54v has: ''saptapadārtḥī / ṭīkā(..)''. )
Location verso, upper margin, in left / right corner

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas and alignment
Style of Writing similar to main text
Frequency infrequent

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Saptapadārthīvyākhyā – Mi(t)abhāṣiṇī
   Source: PUL Label
Saptapadārthīvyākhyā – Mitabhāṣiṇī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 26)
Ṭīkā Mitabhāṣiṇī
   Source: Text (1v,2f.)
   Source: Concluding elements (54v,5)
Ṭikā Mitabhāṣiṇī of the Saptapadārthī
   Source: Text (54v,2)
Uniform Title Mitabhāṣiṇī

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. 26)
Mādhava Sarasvatī
   Source: PUL Label / Text (1v,2) / Concluding elements (54v,5)
   Source: PUL Label / Text (1v,2)
   Note: author of the sūtra text
Uniform Name Mādhava Sarasvatī

the banks of the river Kr̥ṣṭyā
   Place refers to: Work - Place of Composition
   Source: Concluding elements (54v,2)
   Note: the author is called a 'kr̥ṣṭyātīranivāsin'

ānaṃdanāmasaṃvatsarāṣāḍhaśuddha< .. >pratipadābudhavāranāmni dine
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (54v,7)
   Note: a kākapāda indicates an insertion which, however, is not to be found on the folio
punarvasunakṣatra x 2
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (54v,9)
   Note: the sign between 'nakṣatra' and '2' is unclear; it resembles an x-like cross