Cham manuscripts collected by Mr. Dong Van Nhat

Cham manuscript made of paper. Collected by Mr. Dong Van Nhat in Ninh Thuan Province. Contents: steps to perform rituals of conjuring up the souls of the dead; rites for making women give birth; terminologies used for giving souls to dead people due to bad luck; checking calendar for good dates to conduct funerals, house building or weddings; guides to set up an altar to perform purification rituals when termites and ants build mounds or bees build hives indoors; talismans to win girls’ love; checking dates, moon cycles, directions to seat deities, the formation of the universe; tricks to help save fetuses of women having difficulties with pregnancy or miscarriage as well as tricks to protect fetuses when travelling.

The manuscripts belonged to Cham people in Ninh Thuan Province, they have been collected by Mr. Dong Van Nhat.

Extent and Medium of original material: Thick wrapping paper, thin paper.

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  • Steps to perform rituals of conjuring up the spirits of the dead, rites to...

    File Ref: EAP698/16/1
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. The right edge is torn. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. Pages 11, 12, 27, 28, and 29 have drawings and symbols. Page 02 was torn in half. Pages 14, 33, 50 ...
  • Checking calendar for good dates to conduct rites such as funerals, house...

    File Ref: EAP698/16/2
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. The left edge is torn. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. The manuscript is stained. It covers the themes of calendar and religion. Contents: checking calend ...
  • Tricks to make husband and wife live in harmony

    File Ref: EAP698/16/3
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. Pages 01-04 are crushed and the words are illegible. The manuscript's edges and corners are wrinkled and torn. It covers t ...
  • Prayers (langkan tuei yaen)

    File Ref: EAP698/16/4
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. The manuscript was folded in half with a line in the middle. It covers religious themes. Contents: prayers (langkan tuei y ...
  • Magic for personal use

    File Ref: EAP698/16/5
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. The right edge is torn. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. The left edge was torn. The text was written on a background of Chinese letters. The manuscript co ...
  • Checking good dates for house building or travelling to avoid unexpected...

    File Ref: EAP698/16/6
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. The right edge is torn. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. The manuscript covers the themes of calendar, feng shui and religious rituals. Contents: checking ...
  • Instructions on how to set up an altar to perform cleansing rituals for...

    File Ref: EAP698/16/7
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. The edges and corners are wrinkled. The manuscript is folded in half and torn in the middle. It covers religious themes. C ...
  • Terminologies used in exorcism when facing serious difficulties in...

    File Ref: EAP698/16/8
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. Part of page 01 is torn on the left, so some words were lost. The manuscript is torn in the left corner. The manuscript is ...
  • Names of a reign's years, eras of Cham Kings

    File Ref: EAP698/16/9
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. The right edge is torn. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. The manuscript was eaten by termites, creating a hole on its upper edge. Half of pages 29, 31, 33, ...
  • The formation and existence of ghosts and devils

    File Ref: EAP698/16/10
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. The manuscript has water damage. Pages 01-05 are stamped red. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. The manuscript covers religious themes. Contents: the format ...
  • Tricks to defeat rivals when meeting and facing invisibly

    File Ref: EAP698/16/11
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. All pages are stamped and have fingerprints. The manuscript is in good condition. It covers the themes of religion and magic. Contents: Tricks to defeat rivals when meeting and facing invisibly. Si ...
  • The way Pasaih dignitaries dress to perform funeral rites or worship rituals

    File Ref: EAP698/16/12
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. The manuscript has termite damage, causing small holes in the middle and upper parts. Pages 06, 07 and 08 have drawings and symbols. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on t ...
  • Terminologies used in dream interpretation

    File Ref: EAP698/16/13
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. All edges and corners are wrinkled and torn. The manuscript is stained with ink. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. The manuscript covers the themes of relig ...
  • Priest Gru Urang's rites and rituals, Priest Pasaih's rituals for...

    File Ref: EAP698/16/14
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. The manuscript has water damage and a lot of small holes from termites. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. The manuscript covers the themes of religious ritu ...
  • Terminologies used in exorcism, accidents, purifications, disasters, calamities

    File Ref: EAP698/16/15
    Cham manuscript bound into volume with threads, no covers. Pages 01 and 02 were eaten by termites. Page 16 has symbol drawings. The manuscript has water damage on the lower part. The contents are written in Akhar Thrah script in India ink on thin paper. Co ...