S. Shomakhmadov. THE TANGUT DHĀRAṆĪS COLLECTION IN SIDDHAṂ SCRIPT FROM THE IOM, RAS. PART I

S. Shomakhmadov

 

Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia

E-mail: safaralihshom@mail.ru

 

THE TANGUT DHĀRAĪS COLLECTION IN SIDDHA SCRIPT FROM THE IOM, RAS. PART I

 

Abstract. The article presents the first part of results of the study of a xylograph from Khara‑Khoto found by Pyotr Kozlov during the Mongol‑Sichuan Expedition (1907—1909). A palaeographical description and approximate dating of the xylograph are given in this article. The author shows that the Sanskrit text of dhāraīs written in Siddhaṃ script is a backward reconstruction made from Chinese Buddhist incantations written by Chinese characters. The article points out commonly occurring errors in this reconstruction. The transliteration of the dhāraīs text is given.

 

Keywords: Buddhism, dhāraī, Siddhaṃ, Xi Xia, Tanguts, xylograph, phonetic transcription

 

DOI: 10.31250/1238-5018-2019-25-1-45-63

 

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Received by the Editorial Board: 25.03.2019

 


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