MS PUL Woolner 0740 (Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 0740
Catalogue No. 479  (Vol. II, p. 35)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle  (text uninjured)

Size in mm

Folio 335 x 130  (13 x 5 inches according to bookseller label)
Writing Area 280 x 90

Margin Lines

Type double  (drawn without the help of a ruler)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Label) 26  (bookseller label, counting verso + recto)
Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 13  (12-14)
Akṣaras per Line 52  (46-58)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 113  (folios 18, 37, 57 missing)
Foliation (from Label) 113  (folios 18, 37, 57 missing; none of the 113 leaves is missing according to the bookseller label)
Physical Completeness incomplete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete  (although 3 folios are missing according to the same label)
Extent (from Personal Inspection) 880 (?) granthas, up to Uttarakāṃḍa, ninth sarga  (see end colophon, 103v,10f.)
Textual Completeness of the Work incomplete

Script and Scribal Conventions

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


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder  (of daṇḍas and numerations throughout the MS)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (stanzas)
Special Characters? Yes  (small circular drawings in the end colophon)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers line filing daṇḍas; twice 'cha' in the last line of the last folio

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

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

Marginal Title Information

(various, according to the respective kāṇḍa)
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapāda, alignment, line number added to the marginals in the upper and lower margins
Style of Writing m.sec.
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 35) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (103v,10)
   Note: 8th kaṇḍa
Adhiatma Ramayan
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
Uniform Title Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 35) / PUL Label

Person Related to MS
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements

   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
Kāśī, at the banks of the Gaṅgā near the Mānamaṃdara
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (103v,12)
   Note: kāśimadhye mānamaṃdaraviṣayagaṃgātaṭe
Uniform Name Varanasi, Mathura

saṃvat 1838
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 35) / PUL Label
1838 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label
saṃvat* 18 | 38 || mitipoṣaśuklapakṣa
   Source: Concluding elements (103v,11f.)