MS PUL Woolner 4982 (Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 4982
Catalogue No. 472  (Vol. II, p. 35)
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta  (''Purāṇa'' crossed out)

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support industrial paper
Condition worn/brittle  (sides brittle and broken, especially those of the first and last folios; stained; holes; text partly rubbed)

Size in mm

Folio 300 x 170  (approximately)
Writing Area 230 x 140

Margin Lines

Type none

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 16,5  (15-18)
Akṣaras per Line 41

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Label) 115  (also according to 1r)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) last written folio is foliated 115v

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete
Extent (from Personal Inspection) up to Uttarakāṇḍa, ninth sarga  (according to end colophon)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation no marks  (daṇḍas are preserved for colophons)


Other Emphasis highlighting with red powder

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes  (adhyāyas)

Gaps and Fillers

Line Fillers single line filling daṇḍas

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

a.rā.bā.kāṃ., a.rā.suṃ.kāṃ., a.rā.u.kāṃ.
Location verso, upper left margin, above foliation
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method alignment
Style of Writing similar to main text
Frequency infrequent

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 35) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, black ink) / Concluding elements (115v,12)
   Source: PUL Label (bookseller label)
Uniform Title Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements
Text After Concluding Elements

Intermediate Colophons

Top-level Division
Second-level Division

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 35)
Uniform Name Śaṅkara

Person Related to MS
   Relation to Manuscript: Previous Owner of MS
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, black ink)
   Note: given to him by his father
Bhaṭṭa Gopālarāma
   Relation to Manuscript: Scribe
   Source: Concluding elements (115,14)
Melacaṃda Miśra
   Relation to Manuscript: Previous Owner of MS
   Source: Concluding elements (postcolophon information in 115v,15)
   Note: possibly Śyāmadāsas father

   Place refers to: MS - Provenance
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Place of Acquisition
   Source: Bookseller Label
   Place refers to: MS - Previous Repository
   Source: Concluding elements (postcolophon information in 115v,15)
   Note: Melacaṃda Miśras place
haradaidhuniyāṇī hiṅaṇādīgalī
   Source: Concluding elements (postcolophon information in 115v,15f. )
   Note: reading and meaning unclear
Uniform Name Jalandhar, Jammu and Kashmir

1805 V.S.
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Bookseller Label
saṃvat* 5 vaivati trayodaśyāṃ śukravāsarānvitāyāṃ
   Time refers to: MS - Date of Writing
   Source: Concluding elements (115,13)
saṃ 1816 makaramāse
   Source: Concluding elements (postcolophon information in 115v,15, continued in the right margin)
   Note: unclear since part of the succeeding text is lost