MS PUL Woolner 0360 (Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0360
Catalogue No. 478  (Vol. II, p. 35)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle  (The sides of the MS are worn and brittle, especially those of the first folios.)

Size in mm

Folio 275 x 190
Writing Area 230 x 130

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 14  (12-15)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 225
Foliation (from Label) 225  (25 + 37 + 58 + 105; remark: each kāṇḍa separately numbered)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) four kāṇḍas
Extent (from Personal Inspection) beginning and end preserved

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands two
Punctuation no marks, small space


Rubrication Yes  (heading and namaskāra phrase of kāṇḍas)
Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder  (of the namaskāra phrase on 1v)

Structural Elements

New Section on New Side/Folio? Yes  (kāṇḍas start on new folios)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers none, lines left unfilled

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right margin
Number of Hands more than one, one hand for a kāṇḍa
Further Features

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, lower right margin
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation adhyā rā
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapāda
Style of Writing by the scribe of the main text
Frequency infrequent

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 35) / PUL Label / Concluding elements
Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa Umāmaheśvarasaṃvāda
   Source: Concluding elements (5r,3f.)
Uniform Title Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements
Text After Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Person Related to MS
Harīkaraṇa's son
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (5r,7f.)
Gurudatta Rāma
   Source: Concluding elements (5r,8)
   Note: relation unclear
Sarāyaśobhārāma (?)
   Source: Concluding elements (5r,8f.)

   Place refers to: MS - Place of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (5r,9)

saṃvat 1887
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 35) / PUL Label
saṃvat* 1887 śrāvaṇaśudidvitīyāyāṃ budhasare
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (5r,5f.)