Neyphug Kanjur rGyud Ka

The volume contains the Kalacakratantra and Cakrasamvaralaghutantra. The tantras were composed sometime towards the end of the first millennium and translated into Tibetan in the 12th century. The tantras deal with meditation and ritual practice around the deities Kalacakra and Cakrasamvara. The Kalacakratantra is also one of the major sources of Tibetan astrology. The volume is written on cream coloured traditional Bhutanese paper made from dahpne bark. It is written in black ink. The text is wrapped in several layers of cloth and bound between two think wood covers. The leaves are roughly 70x19.5cm. The opening folio is illuminated with drawings of Buddha and other decorative motifs. The first folios of the kanjur series have a deep blue or red background, most likely painted using malachite or lac. Letters are written in gold ink. The text starts on the verso of the first folio which also has a silk cover. 1 volume containing 526 folios of manuscripts on paper in loose leaf poti format.

Dates of original material: unknown.

Volume: Ka.

Script(s) of material: Tibetan dBu can script.