MS PUL Woolner 0594 (Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa, etc.)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0594
Catalogue No. 493  (Vol. II, p. 36)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta  (classified as 'History' on the bookseller label; on the PUL label 'Purāṇa' was added to 'Vedānta' but crossed out later)

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle

Size in mm

Folio 390 x 200  (15 x 9 inches according to bookseller label)
Writing Area 290 x 130

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Label) 30  (i.e., verso + recto; this number of lines is given on the bookseller label)
Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 15
Akṣaras per Line 40

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 41  (leaf 23 missing)
Foliation (from Label) 41  (leaf 23 missing; 40 folios according to bookseller label which was corrected from 41 to 40 )
Physical Completeness incomplete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) Ayodhyakāṇḍa
Extent (from Label) Ayodhyakāṇḍa
Extent (from Personal Inspection) 6300 granthas  (according to colophon, 41v,5: navasaptaśatāni ślokāḥ)
Textual Completeness of the Work incomplete

Script and Scribal Conventions

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


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

Structural Elements

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

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers sometimes right-aligned, centred or justified

Foliation etc.


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

Marginal Title Information

Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Margins
Linking Method kākapāda, alignment, line number added to the marginal
Style of Writing small, fine line
Frequency infrequent

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Adhyātmarāmāyaṇavyākhyā – Setu
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 36)
Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa Ayodhyakāṃḍa savyākhyā – Setu
   Source: PUL Label
Ajodhia Kand of Adhiatma Ramayan with Com.
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
Ajodhia Kand
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa ... Ayodhyākāṃḍa
   Source: Concluding elements (41v,4)
Adhyātmarāmacarita, Ayodhyākāṃḍa
   Source: Concluding elements (41v,5)
   Source: Concluding elements (41v,8)
Uniform Title Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa, Adhyātmarāmāyaṇasetu

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Himmat Varma
   Source: PUL Label (Bookseller's label)
   Note: commentator
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 36)
   Source: Concluding elements (41v,8)
Shri Ram-Varma
   Source: PUL Label (Bookseller's label)
Uniform Name Rāmavarman

Person Related to Author
Himmati Varman
   Relation to Author: Father
   Source: Concluding elements (41v,8)

Person Related to MS
(not clearly legible)
   Relation to Manuscript: Other Person Related to MS
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
   Note: signature of library staff

   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
Uniform Name Amritsar, Jammu and Kashmir

near 1750 V.S.
   Source: Bookseller Label