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Hail! A letter from Joganārāyaṇa Malla.
Āge: to Bhagavanta Bāḍā. I [herewith] give—offer—2 female slaves to attend to the customary arrangements relating to the stone seat (āsani silākā) of the glorious [goddess] Bhagavatī and to do the sweeping. There should be absolutely no [false] claims (dāvā), intimidation (dhakkā), lawsuits (jhaijhagarā) or [other forms of] obstruction in [reaction to] this.
Friday, the 13th of the dark fortnight of Māgha in the [Vikrama] era year 1832 (1776 CE). Residence: Kābhryā Vyā̃si. Auspiciousness
This is a copy of a document concerning two female slaves offered to the goddess Bhagavatī of Kabhrepalanchok district. The goddess is also commonly known as Palanchok Bhagavati. The addressee of the document, Bhagavanta Bā̃ḍā, is mentioned as the priest of the Bhagavatī shrine in various documents, including K_0579_0058, K_0579_0062, K_0579_0064, K_0579_0066, K_0579_0071 and K_0579_0072. In document K_0579_0058, issued in VS 1805, Bhagavanta is reconfirmed as the rightful priest of the Bhagavatī shrine by the royal priest. The identity of the issuer/donor, Joganārāyaṇa Malla, is unknown. The two slaves, though offered for service in the temple, are not called devadāsīs in this document, unlike a similar case in document PN_0002_0002 recording the offering of slaves to Paśupati.