manuscripts (document genre)
Palm-leaf manuscripts of Thailand
Palm Leaf 4.5 x 59.5 cm
The story tell about the journey of Ayudthaya diplomatic corps to bring the the Abhidhamma-pitaka from Sawatthi city to city of Ayudthaya. The King
of Ayudthaya heard that Wat Chetaphon (Chetaphon temple) in Sawatthi city is a very developed temple. He would like to know the fact and have a
desire for to Abhidhamma-pitaka. Therefore, the king sent the diplomatic corps to seek for the truth; the corps included 400 men and 100 women. The
corps started they journey in December, in the 3rd month they reached Hongsawadee City and had a chance to worship Chawedakong pagoda. Then they head
forward to Himmaphan forest and stayed here for seven years, at the bank of Mahing River the peasants gave a birth of 300 babies. Then they start the
journey again, after one year journey the corps met the hermit name Trikham who tell them more about Wat Chetaphon. On the way to Sawatthi 205 people
infect with a disease and died. Eight days later the corps reached Sawatthi, after met the king of Sawatthi and the patriarch, the patriarch let them
bring the Abhidhamma-pitaka back to Ayudthaya.
No. of Pages: 218; No. of Fascicles: 1 Script: Tham Isan Physical Condition: Complete
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Khon Kaen University, Northern Illinois University