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A copperplate inscription at Subāhāḥ in Lalitpur recording a donation of two windows by Buddharāja, Munivaṃśa and Mahājyoti for the esoteric shrine (NS 842)

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Edited by Rajan Khatiwoda, Rajendra Shakya and Ravi Shakya in collaboration with Simon Cubelic
Created: 2020-05-22; Last modified: 2022-02-28
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This copperplate inscription records the offering of two windows for the āgaṃ of Subāhāḥ.

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1⟅ सं­८४२­श्रावण­कृष्ण­१­थ्वकुन्हु­सक्व


On the 1st of the dark fortnight of Śrāvaṇa in NS 842 (1722 CE), the donors Buddharāja, Munivaṃśa and Mahājyoti (text: Mahājoti) offered two windows for the āgaṃ at Subāhāḥ.


The day mentioned in this small copperplate inscription is probably the day when the two windows were installed on the first floor of the bāhāḥ where the āgaṃ is located. The first floor has a pāsukājhyāḥ in the centre of its outer wall flanked by two small closed windows that contain elaborate carvings. The two donated windows were probably these two small windows, called jvāḥjhyāḥ ('paired windows') on either side of the pāsukājhyāḥ. A pāsukājhyāḥ flanked by such a pair is a common feature of Newar architecture. Therefore, Subāhāḥ likely had a pair of such small windows even before the donation was made. The three donors may have either replaced a damaged jvaḥjhyāḥ or offered a pair that exhibited more elaborate carvings.