MS PUL Woolner 0896 (Brahmasūtrabhāṣya)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0896
Catalogue No. 738  (Vol. II, p. 51)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition very good

Size in mm

Folio 295 x 160  (12 x 6 inches according to the bookseller label)
Writing Area 243 x 105

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 12  (some folios with 11 lines)
Akṣaras per Line 36  (extremes of sample: 33-38)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 129
Foliation (from Label) 129  (also according to the bookseller label)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) adhyāya 1 only
Extent (from Personal Inspection) adhyāya 1 only according to colophon 129v,4

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright  (clear with seemingly quite modern characters)
No. of Hands one
Punctuation single daṇḍas; double daṇḍas for sūtra text


Rubrication Yes  (highlighting of colophons and sūtras and on special occasions like "tathā hi", "tad yadā", "ucyate" and "anye tu")

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (sūtra numbers between double daṇḍas)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right corner
Script of Pagination devanāgarī
Number of Hands one

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ve.bhā.sa.
Location verso, above left pagination

Changes and Additions to the Text

Margins  (of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method short double strokes (like ''='')
Style of Writing smaller than main text
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes  (frequent)

Further Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 51)
   Source: PUL Label
Shārīrik-Mīmānsa with Bhashya
   Source: PUL Label (Bookseller's)
Uniform Title Brahmasūtrabhāṣya

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Label
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 51)
   Source: Concluding elements (129v,3)
Shankar Acharya
   Source: PUL Label (Bookseller's label)
Uniform Name Śaṅkara

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

Near 1825 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label