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A stone block inscription at Su Bahāḥ in Lalitpur re the installation of an idol of Mañjuvajra (NS 644)

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Edited by Rajan Khatiwoda, Rajendra Shakya and Ravi Shakya in collaboration with Simon Cubelic
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This incomplete inscription inscribed in Bhujiṃmola script records the installation of an image of Mañjuvajra in memory of Rupa Siṃhaju.

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On the 2nd of the dark fortnight of Āśvina in NS 644 (1524 CE), an image of Mañjuvajra was installed at Jayamanohara Mahāvihāra in memory of the recently deceased Rupa Siṃhaju, who had been a resident of the monastery.


This incomplete inscription records the installation of an image of Mañjuvajra in memory of one Rupa Siṃhaju, who was a member of the monastery. The inscription is only a fragment of what appears to be a larger object, probably the image of Mañjuvajra itself, which is stored inside the main sanctum. Interestingly, Bhujiṃmola script, otherwise found mostly in palm-leaf manuscripts, is used for this inscription.