MS PUL Woolner 5950

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 5950
Catalogue No. 537  (Vol. II, p. 38)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Yoga

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition damaged  (sides brittle and broken, stained from moisture, ornamental marginal lines damaged)

Size in mm

Folio 379 x 160
Writing Area 290 x 140

Margin Lines

Type ornamental
Colour other  (fine blue, red and black lines, intermediate space filled with orange colour)

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 12
Akṣaras per Line 20  (18-21)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 25
Foliation (from Label) 25

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) complete

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright  (remarkably neat, almost ornamental)
No. of Hands one
Punctuation no marks  (small space, less than half an akṣara)


Other Emphasis underlining  (secondary, title in beginning and closing parts, with red and blue colored crayon)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes
Other Structural Elements tripāṭha and centering of last commentary lines; double daṇḍas

Foliation etc.


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

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, lower right corner

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ātma.jñāna.
Location verso, upper left corner
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Margins
Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright, smaller, neat like main text, rotated 90° clockwise and anticlockwise
Frequency infrequent

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio
Ātmavidyopadeśa or Adhyātmavidyopadeśa or Ātmajñānopadeśa
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 38)
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label on 1r)
Ātmajñānopadeśa savyākhyā
   Source: PUL Label (on cover)
Ātmajñānākhyaṃ Prakaraṇam
   Source: Concluding elements (initial colophon, 1v,2f)
   Source: Concluding elements (closing colophon, 25v,8)
   Source: Concluding elements (25v,12)

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

Śaṃkarācārya and Ānaṃdagiri
   Source: PUL Label
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 38)
   Source: Concluding elements (25v,8)

Person Related to Author
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (25v,7)
   Note: Śankara's Teacher
   Relation to Author: Teacher
   Source: Concluding elements (25v,12)
   Note: Ānandagiri's teacher

Person Related to MS
Mukund Lal
   Relation to Manuscript: Person Responsible for Acquisition of MS
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)
   Note: signature on the older PUL label
Uniform Name Mukund Lal

   Time refers to: MS - Date of Acquisition
   Source: PUL Label (older PUL label)