MS PUL Woolner 5584 (Ātmabodha)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 5584
Catalogue No. 523  (Vol. II, p. 38)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition good  (sides slightly worn, rodent damage in the upper left corner; text in very good condition)

Size in mm

Folio ratio: 2:1
Writing Area ratio: 13:5

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 9  (8 lines on 4v and 5r)
Akṣaras per Line 32

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 5
Foliation (from Label) 5
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 5  (last written and foliated folio is 5v)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete
Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved and digitized

Script and Scribal Conventions

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


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder  (of namaskāra phrase, stanza numeration and end colophon)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (anuṣṭubh stanzas)

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāmaḥ
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ātmabodha.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, alignment, line number added to the marginal
Style of Writing m.sec.
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 38) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, black ink, m.sec.) / Text (1v,1f.) / Concluding elements (5v,4)
Uniform Title Ātmabodha

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Label / Concluding elements (5v,4)
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 38)
Uniform Name Śaṅkara

Person Related to Author
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (5v,3)