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A sale deed of three slaves in Kārkī Ḍā̃ḍā (VS 1975)

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Edited and translated by Manik Bajracharya in collaboration with Rajendra Shakya
Created: 2017-03-30; Last modified: 2018-06-18
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Published by Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities: Documents on the History of Religion and Law of Pre-modern Nepal, Heidelberg, Germany, 2017. Published by the courtesy of the National Archives, Kathmandu. The copyright of the facsimile remains with the Nepal Rashtriya Abhilekhalaya (National Archives, Government of Nepal). All use of the digital facsimiles requires prior written permission by the copyright holder. See Terms of Use.
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Abstract

This is a sale deed of three slaves for rupees 541 issued by certain Bāhādura Kārkī of Kārkī Ḍā̃ḍā. Three witnesses are mentioned in the left margin of this document.



Diplomatic edition

[1r]

1श्री\\­

1स्वस्ति­⟫

1नं­८२­⟫

168­⟫

1२३४­नं­⟫

साछी­1श्रीसुर्जनाराये़­साछी­¯¯¯¯१­
2श्रीकालीकामाञी­साछी­¯¯¯¯१­
3श्रीगोरषनाथजी­¯¯¯¯१­
4साछी­

[unknown seal]

1स्वस्तिश्री­विर्ता­कार्की­डाडा­वस्ने­मु­:वाहादुर­कार्की­छे
2त्रीवाट­
⟪प्रभु­हुम्‌नाथले­लय़का­कमारो­जसे­कमारो­ज्यू­१­कामारि­काली­
3ज्यू­१­कमारि­छौङडी­लछी­ज्यू­१­जम्मा­ज्यू­३­मोहो
4रू­५०४१।­बुजीलीञा­नीजहरूको­परंम्‌भट्टा­:
5गरिदीञा­ईती­सम्वत्­१९७५­साल­फाल्‌गुण­
6२४­गते­वार­७­सुभ्म्­¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯[unknown seal]

Translation

[1r]

Śrī

Hail!1

Number 822

683

Number 2344

Witnesses:5

Witness Śrī Surjanārāyaṇa - 1

Witness Śrī Kālīkā Māī - 1

Witness Śrī Gorakhanātha - 1

[unknown seal]

Hail! [I], Mu. Bāhādura Kārkī Chetrī, resident of Kārkī Ḍā̃ḍā, have received mohara rupaiyā 541 [for] a total of 3 slave-persons (jyū)—slave-boy Jase - 1, slave-girl Kālī - 1 [and] slave-girl Chauṅḍī Lachī - 1—taken (i.e., bought) by Prabhu Humnātha. I have issued [this] paramabhaṭṭā of the aforementioned slaves.

Saturday, the 24th solar day (gate) of Phālguna in the [Vikrama] era year 1975 (1919 CE). Auspiciousness.

[unknown seal]


Commentary

The three names listed as the witnesses in the left margin are apparently the names of deities. It is unusual to name the deities as witnesses in a sale deed.


Notes

1. Added by second hand in the upper margin. []

2. A number of unknown meaning added by second hand in the upper margin. []

3. A number of unknown meaning added by second hand in the upper margin. []

4. A number of unknown meaning added by second hand in the upper margin. []

5. All the three names listed as witnesses here are apparently the deities. []