MS PUL Woolner 8163 (Kaivalyakalpadruma)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 8163
Catalogue No. 538  (Vol. II, p. 38)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle

Size in mm

Folio 320 x 160
Writing Area 260 x 110

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 20  (18-22)
Akṣaras per Line 61

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 50
Foliation (from Label) 50

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete, 54 ślokas of basic text  (pūrvārddha; 2800 ślokas (?) all together according to 1r - the number, however, seems too small)
Extent (from Personal Inspection) first half of the Kaivalyakalpadruma  (called Adhyāropaprakaraṇa; see end colophon)

Script and Scribal Conventions

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

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (sūtras of the basic text and the according commentary)
New Section on New Side/Folio? Yes
Other Structural Elements tripāṭha

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation sāmrājya
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapāda, alignment, line number added to the marginals
Style of Writing upright, bigger akṣaras than those of the main text, clearly m.sec.
Frequency frequent
Orpiment Yes  (and overwriting of deleted akṣaras)

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Ātmasāmrājyasiddhi with Vyākhyā (Kaivalyakalpadruma)
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 38)
   Note: pūrvārdha
Ātmasāmrājyasiddhi sayākhyā < Kaivalyakalpadruma >
   Source: PUL Label
   Note: pūrvārdha
Ātmasāmrājyasiddhivyākhyā called Kaivalyakalpadruma, the first half of it called Adhyāropaprakaraṇa
   Source: Concluding elements (50v,21f.)
Uniform Title Kaivalyakalpadruma

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements
Text After Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Gaṅgādhara Sarasvatī
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 38) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (50v,2)
   Note: author of the commentary
Uniform Name Bodhendra

Person Related to Author
Rāmacaṃdra Sarasvatī
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (50v,21)