Old Uyghur Blockprint of Sitātapatrā Dhāraṇī in the Serindia Collection of the IOM, RAS

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Sitātapatrā, referred to as ‘White Umbrella One’ Goddess who averts evil influences and protects from all kind of disasters and malignant beings with her dhāraṇī. Multiple manuscripts and blockprints dedicated to this goddess, in Old Uyghur and other languages of Central Asia are stored in different world collections. This paper deals with the Old Uyghur fragments of the Sitātapatrā dhāraṇī preserved in the Serindia Collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IOM, RAS). These fragments refer to the same blockprint edition and this study involves the transliteration, transcription and translation of these fragments within the scope of semantic sequence.


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Anna A. Turanskaya

Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS

Author for correspondence.
Email: turanskaya@mail.ru
SPIN-code: 5660-3135

Russian Federation

Ayşe Kiliç Cengiz

Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Turfan Studies, Berlin

Email: kiliccengiz@bbaw.de

Germany

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