KK Manuscripts

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Arnisong Kathin
No. of Pages: 20 No. of Fascicles: 1 Script: Tham Isan Physical Condition: Lost some pages., This palm leaf tells about merit of presenting Kathin (a religious ceremony of presenting robes to the Buddhist monks)., This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Arratthanatham
No. of Pages: 15 No. of Fascicles: 1 Script: Tham Isan This palm leaf is about prayers request for the Dhama., This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Baisri Phra Mai
No. of Pages: 54 No. of Fascicles: 1 Script: Tham Isan Physical Condition: Some pages are missing, some pages are not clear to read., This palm leaf is about a ceremony to bring in luck to a new monk., This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Bot Sutkhwan
No. of Pages: 50 No. of Fascicles: 1 Script: Tham Isan Physical Condition: Lost some pages., This palm leaf is about a ceremony to bring in luck to people who participate., This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Bot-Soad
No. of Pages: 32 No. of Fascicles: 1 Script: Tham Isan, This is about a prayer who shows gratitude toward parents and the Lord Buddha, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
BuaHom BuaHong BuaHiaw
Summary: It is a story of the triplets' princes. Thao BuaHom (Hom mean the first in Isan Language), Thao BuaHong (Hong mean the second), and Thao BuaHiaw (Hiaw mean the last) were the son of the King of the town name Champa. When they were born as the triplets the king was scared that it would be some calamities happen in his town. Fortunately, the astrologer told him that the new born princes were the acquired the charisma. However, the three princes must be separated from King.s town according to their kamma in previous life. That made the king protected his son very well from the harmful. One day, the three young princes break his farther rules, the king was very angry and commanded to kill them. However, the queen asked for their life. The princes were very grateful; therefore they went in to the monkhood as a novice in order to make merit to their beloved mother. After left the Buddhist monkhood, the princes went into the forest. In the forest they met the giantess, she came in disguise as a human and adopted the princes and tough them the magic. Later, the princes found that she was a giantess, and decided to runaway from her. When the giantess realized that the princes wanted to leave her, she followed them and gave them the magic weapons. The three princes came in disguise as the beautiful birds to take an adventure travel. One day in the big town, while they were sitting on the tree, Princess Kusachada was walked by the tree. She saw the beautiful birds and would like to get the birds. Thoa BuaHom was catch. By accident, the princess found that the bird was a prince charming. Then they fell in love with each other and have clandestine sexual relations. When the king known when happen to his daughter he was very angry, but when he known the truth, the bird was a prince. He let them married and left they succeed to the throne. Thao BuaHom brought his brothers to leave with him. Later, Thoa BuaHong, and Thao BuaHiaw would like to take an adventure again. At Takkasila, another big town, there was a beautiful Princes, Srihapathumnat. In order to fine her the appropriate husband, the king commanded to build a magic trap at the castle door. If the one can get in to the castle, he would have married the princess. Thao BuaHong did it; therefore he was allowed to married the princess and succeeded to the throne. Thoa BuaHiaw would like to found his sole mate, so he left the town. At Panja city, the King named Phraya Ek. He had a beautiful daughter, Princess SriKhrai. However, she did not like the guy. She would be giddy if she smells the guy. The king was very worried about her manner. But when she met Thao BuaHiaw she could speak with him without any giddy. When the king known, he arranged the marriage for them and let them reign over the throne., No. of Pages: 270 No. of Fascicles: 1 Script: Tham Isan Physical Condition: Lost some pages, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Cethaphon
Summary: 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, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Champa Si Ton
Summary: There was a city named Chak Khin. One day, there was a disaster that happened in the city. A couple of giant hawks came to the city and hunted the people as their food. The king of the city tried many ways to kill them, but he lost. The king decided to hide his beloved daughter, named Patthumma, inside the big drum in the royal palace. Finally, everybody was eaten by the giant hawks. Thao Chunlanee, the king of Panjanakhon came into a forest to hunt. He got lost and got into the destroyed Chak Khin city where skeletons could be found everywhere. Then, he found the drum and hit it. Suddenly he found Nang Patthumma. He named her Nang Kham Klong (a drum). He took her back to his city and married her as a second queen. Later, Nang Patthumma gave birth to the quadruplet princes. Nang Akkhi, the first queen of Thao Chunlanee, was very jealous. She brought dogs in to replace the princes and slandered Nang Patthumma had a relationship with a dog. Then, Thao Chunlanee commanded to exile Nang Patthumma. She suffered very much. As for the quadruplet princes, Nang Akkhi floated them down the river. The four princes landed on a flower garden. The gardener burned their bodies at the funeral pyre and then four Champa trees grew up. Nang Akkhi knew this and she commended to pull out that Champa trees and again floated them down a river. Then, the Champa trees landed on the hermit's residence. The hermit made a wish to bring them back to be human and he taught them magic. Afterwards, the four princess left the hermit to come back home. On the way back, there were many adventures. Finally, they found their mother and brought her back to the city to see the King Chunlanee, and told him what had happened. At the end, the king and the queen were happy together, while Nang Akkhi was sent to be a slave., No. of Pages: 710; No. of Fascicles: 1 Script: Thai Noi Physical Condition: Missing some pages, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Heet Khong, Kalam
No. of Pages: 35 No. of Fascicles: 1 Script: Thai-Noi Physical Condition: Lost some pages, This palm leaf is about the community regualtion and belief., This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Ka Dam
Summary: One upon the time, there were a very poor couple have married for 7 years, unfortunately they have no child. Thus, they asked for a child from Indra. The Indra gave them a son. Before pregnant the mother dreamed that the black marble was falling into her mouth, and then it flied away and threw the light upon. Later on, she delivered an ugly boy, had a skin dark like a crow. People laughed at him, so the mother was ashamed to have him in the family. She floated him on a raft. On the day seventh, the raft reached to the beach. The Indra saw that the black child (Thao Kinnary) undergone trouble. Therefore, he sent the black crow to look after the black child and brought him to the town name "Bengjan". Since the boy was being with the black crow, he was named "Kam Ka Dam" or a really black crow. In Bengjan, the black boy was adopted by the gardener until he grew up. The young men had a gift in making a garland and play Khan'a kind of reed mouth organ in northeastern Thailand. One day, the gardener presented his beautiful garland to Princes Lun, the youngest daughter of the King. She would like to see the garland maker. When they met, Kadam was falling in love with the Princess Lun. He looked for a chance to talk to her. At the night time he played Khan for people, this made he was well known. Then he had a chance to play Khan for the king, this time he has an opportunity speak to princes Lun. He striped the mask off, presented his charming to the young princes. That night he got the princes to be his wife. When he came back home, he asked the gardener to ask for the king permission to marry the Princes Lun. The king asked for the expensive dowries which Kadam could not offer. Thus, Indra came to help Kadam. He changed Kadam to be a new good looking, and gave him the dowries the king asked from him. At the end Kadam became the king.s son-in-law and lived happiness with Princes Lun., No. of Pages: 182 No. of Fascicles: 1 Script: Tham Isan Physical Condition: Lost some pages, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.

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