Buh bit (rituals of purification before the dignitary elevation ceremony)
manuscripts (document genre)
Endangered Cham Manuscripts of Vietnam
The material has been handed down through ancestors: Superior Priest Dong Thanh (Phuoc Dong), Superior Priest Quang Tinh (Hieu Le), Superior Priest Quang De (Phuoc DOng) Superior Priest Van Ta (Phu Nhuan), Superior Priest Truong Van (Hieu Le), Superior Priest Quang Dai THuong (Phuoc Dong), Superior Truong Dinh (Hoai Trung). Since 2013, Superior Priest Dong has been the owner of these materials.
133 unnumbered pages
Cham manuscripts, made of buong leaf. Each cover of the material was pierced holes and attached with two small round strips of wood to hold the two ends of buong leaves. Each buong leaf was pierced holes with the same position of the holes of the cover. The covers were made of wood, the material was tied with thread in the middle. All pages were numbered in order. The first two pages are smaller in size. The material is in good condition. The writing was carved sharply with bold strokes, the ink was made of bingu kalao, a wild flower in the jungle. The material is in good condition. Size (length - width - thickness), 33 x 5 x 5 cm
The material covers the theme of religion. The content is about Buh bit (rituals of purification before the dignitary elevation ceremony).
Digitization of this manuscript was funded by the British Libaries' Endangered Archives Programme through the project, Digitisation of the Endangered Cham Manuscripts of Vietnam (no. EAP698).