manuscript

One of six handwritten manuscript pages from Qamdo, Tibet, made from black ink and written directly onto parchment. Two red lines demark the both sides of the text.

The mantra on this folio is written in Tibetan. It translates (in part) as follows: (This refers to the side of the folio not marked with the object number in pencil) Line 1: … all the Dakini class of evil spirits; the ‘Namdru’ or yaksha princess; Line 2: … all those evil spirits who delight the mother goddess; all pervasive ..? Line 3: … those evil spirits who spread epidemics; from all of these protect me Line 4: .. may they be seen. One day plagues and … day Line 5: … seven day ones; everlasting plagues, and Line 6: … all those plagues relating to wind element or energy of the body; all those plagues relating to the bile

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