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Dan Prakham Inscription (B.R. 2)  
Name Dan Prakham Inscription (B.R. 2)  (Thai version)
Script Old Khmer
Date 18th Buddhist century
Language Sanskrit
Face/Line 4 faces ; contains 72 lines of writing, face I, II and IV contains 24 lines, as regards face III, the script dimly visible
Material sandstone
Form a square stone with dome shaped top
Size 33 cm. width ; 117 cm. height ; 32 cm. thick
Found at Dan Pakham, Pa Kham Locality, Pa Kham District, (known as Dan Prakham Locality, Nang Rong District in previous information) Buri Ram Province
Exhibited The Vajirayan Building, National Museum, Bangkok Metropolis
Description The inscription begins with the verses for the worship of the Lord Buddha, followed by a panegyric for Phra Chao Jayavarman 7th. On face II, it mentions the king’s mission in constructing medical facilities (Arogayā Śāla), building the image of Vairocana Buddha, and arranging officials to work at medical facilities. The writing on face III is dimly visible. The inscription on face IV is the list followed by a royal command that prohibited people from hurting others and that whoever disobeyed the command would be punished. The inscription ends with the wish for Phra Chao Jayavarman 7th to be blessed with happiness as a result of this merit making.
Reference Edited by : The Insctriptions in Thailand Database Project Staffs (2554 B.E.), SAC, from :
1) Cha-em Kaeokhlai, “Dan Prakham Inscription,” in The Inscriptions in Thailand volume 4 : Khom Script, 17th-18th Buddhist century (Bangkok : The National Library of Thailand, NLT, 2529), 189-201 (in Thai).
2) Cha-em Kaeokhlai, The inscriptions of Jayavarman VII (Bangkok : The National Library of Thailand, NLT, 2528), 19-25 (in Thai).
Illustrations Photograph from : The inscriptions of Jayavarman VII (Bangkok : The National Library of Thailand, NLT, 2528)
Face I
Face II
Face IV

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