Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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123 (Wat Pang Mu)

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Contents

Concertina book written in shan,burmese script

Title: bakūla vatthu
Title: Story of Bakūla
Title:

Shan text descriptor: Not specified   Rhyming system: samʻ kivʻ

Story of Bakula of Kosambhī country, which is a peaceful and happy place to live in. One day some children of the country were playing water in a river, and among them Bakula was the eldest one. As he went into the deep water, a big fish thought Bakula was food for him, but the fish couldn't get near to Bakula because of his good Karma taking the triple gems of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha as his refuge.

Subject:  canonical jataka 

Language(s): shan

Work ID: W163

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
140 / 280
Dimensions: (written):

Condition

reasonable

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

Covers: yes Cover colour: gold Cover material: papier mache

Cover embellishment: lac,gilt

History

Origin:

Date of composition (era): sakkaraja era

Date of composition (year): 1259

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner: Wat Pang Mu

Original donor: naiʺ kyauṅʻʺ nunʻʺ