Collection Bajaur Maintainer Ingo Strauch
Contents Mnrs Parallels Protective text (Nāgarājamanasvikā Vidyā) Scribes
Frame 17, 9 Fragment 3 Other ID
Type Date 50‒150 Basis for date paleography
Medium Birch bark Findspot Mahal, Mian Kili, District Dir, Bajaur, Pakistan Last known location
Dimensions (cm) 17 × 39 Lines (r) 39 Lines (v) 12
Editions Strauch 2014.2 Other refs. Nasim Khan+ 2004; Strauch 2008.3; Nasim Khan 2008, 105–11; Strauch 2012, 139; Falk+ 2014, 52; Baums 2014.4, 200; De Simini 2016, 12–3; Baums+ 2016.3, 377; Schlosser+ 2016.2, 309; Scherrer‐Schaub 2017, 245
Comments Transcribed by Ingo Strauch (2006). Edition in progress by Ingo Strauch.

Buddhist Kharoṣṭhī Manuscripts from Gandhāra: A New Discovery
The Bajaur Collection of Kharoṣṭhī Manuscripts – A Preliminary Survey
Kharoṣṭhī Manuscripts from Gandhāra
The Character of the Indian Kharoṣṭhī Script and the “Sanskrit Revolution”: A Writing System between Identity and Assimilation
The Bajaur and Split Collections of Kharoṣṭhī Manuscripts within the Context of Buddhist Gāndhārī Literature
The Evolution of the Buddhist rakṣā Genre in the Light of New Evidence from Gandhāra: The *Manasvi‐nāgarāja‐sūtra from the Bajaur Collection of Kharoṣṭhī Manuscripts
Gandhāran Scrolls: Rediscovering an Ancient Manuscript Type
Of Gods and Books: Ritual and Knowledge Transmission in the Manuscript Cultures of Premodern India
Early Inscriptions of Āndhradeśa: Results of Fieldwork in January and February 2016
The Bajaur Mahāyāna Sūtra: A Preliminary Analysis of Its Contents
The Poetic and Prosodic Aspect of the Page: Forms and Graphic Artifices of Early Indic Buddhist Manuscripts in a Historical Perspective
1R

14. . . . ṇa teṇa maṇuśaṇa bhayidave [ṇa a]‍(*maṇuśaṇa ṇa vyaḍe)‐​

15. aṇa bhayidave ṇa drigheaṇa bhaïdave ṇa jat[u]ṇa [bhayidav]‍(*e) [ṇa] + + + + + +

16. ṇa yakṣaṇa bhayidave ṇa praduṭhacitaṇa bhayidave ṇa śa[str]eṇa [ka]‍(*le kaṭave)

17. ṇa agiṇa dajidave ṇa udeami kale kaṭave · ṇa viṣeṇa kale (*kaṭave) . . .

2R

29. . . . evam eva Maṇaspia evam eva Maṇaspia (*evam eva Ma)ṇaspi[a · imeṣa]

30. mahaviṣaṇa ṇamo jaṇea · ṇa teṇa maṇuśaṇa bhayidave . . .

34. . . . saṃyas̱ida ◦ paṃḍara ◦ karaḍ̱a ◦ keyura ◦ [d]u[d]ura ◦

35. data ◦ davia ◦ bidumadi ◦ śirimadi ◦ teyavadi ◦ ras̱ag̱apa[di] (*◦ puruṣa ◦ kajaa)

36. vihatra ◦ tarag̱atriṭhi ◦ iṣimuha ◦ hili cili ◦ khili cili ◦ kha ? + + + + (*vihala)

37. ras̱ag̱atriṭhi ◦ oruḍ̱a ◦ uruḍ̱a ◦ dadura ◦ daha ◦ utama ◦ suu[ta]‍(*ma) + + +

38. utamatama ◦ aya khu Maṇaspia vija ◦ pathag̱adeṇa maṇas̱ikaṭave upas̱a[g̱adeṇa] (*ma)‍[ṇa]‍(*s̱i)‐​

39. kaṭave rañag̱adeṇa maṇas̱ikaṭave rayaülamaj̄ag̱adeṇa maṇas̱ikaṭave + + + + +

2V

40. midramaj̄ag̱adeṇa maṇas̱ikaṭave amidramaj̄ag̱adeṇa maṇas̱ikaṭave · (*śastratarag̱adeṇa)

41. maṇas̱ikaṭave · agiatarag̱adeṇa maṇas̱ikaṭave udeaatarag̱a(*deṇa maṇasikaṭave)

42. viṣapideṇa maṇas̱ikaṭave . . .

46. . . . ughiṇahi Aṇade Maṇaspia vijaraya · payaüṇehi Aṇad(*e) Ma[ṇaspia vija]‐​

47. raya arañiaṇa bhikhuṇa hidae bheśadi suhae caduṇa pariṣaṇa bhikhuṇa

48. bhikhuṇiṇa uas̱eaṇa uas̱iaṇa arthae bheśadi hidae suhae bheśadi [pha]‍(*ṣa)‐​

49. viharadae bheśadi · eva bhate [bhag̱ava a]ïṣpa Aṇado ? ? + + ? [va ye] + +

50. va aïṣpa Aṇado Maṇaspio ca ṇag̱arayo sadevamaṇuṣas̱aro ? + (*bhagavado)

51. bhaṣido abhiṇadi ❀

Source: Strauch 2014.2
For the shape of the pru cf. pra in praduṭha
vija? no etado-
Possibly here and in the following line there was a hole or a damaged portion on the surface because of which an empty space was left
ṇaspia is weekly visible below the thin layer of birchbark


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