MS PUL Woolner 8172 (Padārthadharmasaṃgrahasetu)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 8172
Catalogue No. 379  (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  (sides brittle, affected from moisture and partly broken; text in good condition)

Size in mm

Folio 290 x 130
Writing Area 220 x 90

Margin Lines

Type other  (two double lines)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 8
Akṣaras per Line 40

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 298  (folio 202 missing)
Foliation (from Label) 298  (folio 202 missing)
Physical Completeness incomplete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) 5800 granthas according to a remark on 1r, which is likely
Extent (from Personal Inspection) up to the third chapter  (''tr̥tīyaḥ paridaḥ'' according to end colophon)
Textual Completeness of the Work incomplete

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands two  (the beginning of the MS is written by another scribe than the end)
Punctuation no marks  (space in the beginning of the MS)


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers line filling daṇḍas  (by the scribe of the beginning of the MS)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right margin
Further Features

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma.
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation

Marginal Title Information

Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

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, cleary m.sec.
Frequency infrequent

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 26) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, black ink)
   Source: Concluding elements (298v,1)
Uniform Title Padārthadharmasaṃgrahasetu

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Padmanābha Bhaṭṭācārya
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 26) / Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, black ink)
   Source: PUL Label / Text (1v,2) / Concluding elements (298v,1)
Uniform Name Padmanābha Miśra

Person Related to Author
King Vīravara
   Source: Text (1v,3)
   Note: Or is the king's name Durdama? See the same stanza, ibid., line 4.
Vīravarīye Miśra Śrī Jagadguru Balabhdra
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: Concluding elements (298r,8)
Vijayaśrīgarbhasa(mbha)va Viśvanātha
   Relation to Author: Other Relationships to the Author
   Source: Concluding elements (298r,8)
   Note: elder brother

Person Related to MS
   Relation to Manuscript: Previous Owner of MS
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, black ink)