Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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060 (Wat Pang Mu)

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Contents

Concertina book written in shan script

Title: mahā kiṅʻcana vatthu
Title: The Story of Mahākiñcana
Title: မႁႃၵိင်ၸၼဝတ်ႉထု
Title:

Illustrated (ornamentation): colour

Shan text descriptor:  Vatthu Rhyming system: samʻ kivʻ Rhyming system (shan):  သၢမ်ၵိဝ် Shan

General remarks on work: The cover is painted in red colour.

Summary intro: Once up on a time in the country of Pārāṇasī, there was a rich Brahmana couple. The husband was handsome and the wife was beautiful. They were generous giving things away but their money in bank was ever decreased. Later, they had two children - a boy and a daughter. The boy was called Mahākiñcana and the daughter was called Kiñcanadevī. The couple noticed that their son, Mahākiñcana, did not seem to be enjoying with life. He looked boring. So, his father arranged for him to get married with a beautiful lady. However Mahākiñcana told his father that he did not want to get married. Instead, he wanted to renounce the worldly life and get ordained. ...

Subject:  sutta,commentary,folk stories,non canonical jataka 

Language(s): shan,burmese,pali

Work ID: W18

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
284
Dimensions: (written):

Condition

excellent

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

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

Cover embellishment: lac

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

Date of composition (era): sakkaraja era

Date of composition (year): 1275

Provenance and Acquisition

Original donor: naṅʻʺ siṅʻ khamʻʺ Original donor (shan): ၼၢင်းသႅင်ၶမ်း

Original place of donation: Karenni State?

Present copy's donor: luṅʻʺ khamʻʺ liṅʻ pā lī Present copy's donor (shan):  လုင်းၶမ်းလႅင် ပႃႈလီ

Place name for present copy: Wat Pang Mu Place name for present copy (shan):  ဝတ်ႉပၢင်မူ မႄႈႁွင်ႈသွၼ် မိူင်းထႆး