MS PUL Woolner 0389 (Adhyātmarāmāyaṇasetu)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0389
Catalogue No. 489  (Vol. II, p. 36)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle  (moisture has badly affected the final leaves, parts of text is lost)

Size in mm

Folio 350 x 190
Writing Area 260 x 130

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 13,5  (13-14)
Akṣaras per Line 40

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 282
Foliation (from Label) 282  (38 + 45 + 30 + 35 + 22 + 65 + 47)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) each kāṇḍa is foliated separately

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) 7 kāṇḍas
Extent (from Personal Inspection) up to Uttarakāṇḍa, ninth sarga  (see end colophon 47v,8f.)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation no marks


Other Emphasis highlighting  (of initial namaskāra phrase and end colophon)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (stanzas and corresponding commentary)
New Section on New Side/Folio? Yes
Other Structural Elements tripāṭha

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers none, lines left unfilled

Foliation etc.


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

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation bā.kā.ṭī, bā.la.rā.ṭī., a.yo.rā.ṭī, u.a.rā.ṭī. etc.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Margins
Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing smaller, upright, neat, rotated 90°
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes  (infrequent)

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Ādhyātmarāmāyaṇa savyākhyā
   Source: PUL Label
Ādhyātmarāmāyaṇavyākhyā – Setu
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 36)
   Source: Concluding elements (47v,3)
Uniform Title Adhyātmarāmāyaṇasetu

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 (47v,3)
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 36)
Uniform Name Rāmavarman

Person Related to Author
Himmati Varman
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: Text (1v,3) / Concluding elements (47v,3)

Person Related to MS
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (47v,10)
   Relation to Manuscript: Commissioner of MS
   Source: Concluding elements (47v,10)

kheṭāṃkavasubhūmau ca gate vikramavarṣake vr̥ṣabhasthe divānāthe niśānāthe ca pu + ge 1 dvitīyāyāṃ guro(..)sne śuklapakṣe bhavāṃtike
   Time refers to: MS - Occasion of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (47v,9f.)
   Note: i.e., in the 1890-ies, as ''kheṭa'' remains unclear
W 27-7-26
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Acquisition
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, black ink, western hand)
   Note: likely July 27, 1926, 'W' remains unclear