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Text The principal face of the stela in engraved with an invocation and three lines of text; as we were about to leave the Museum in 2010, we realized that the lateral face of this stela is engraved with letters in low relief, seemingly dating from more recent times than those on the anterior face. We have not had the time to examine and document it; written in Old Cam.
Date 11th-12th century Śaka (12th-13th century CE).
Origin Cave of Po Gha (Xóm Bằng, Bắc Sơn, Thuận Bắc, Ninh Thuân, Vietnam).
The stela was found before 1992, together with C. 221 and C. 223. It was moved to the Ninh Thuận Museum by Mr. Bá Văn Bổn on 10 December 1993. We found the stela in 2009 at the Ninh Thuận Museum as the object bearing the inventory number BTNT 1650/Đ.28 (1) (see ECIC III: 466-475).
Edition(s) The present edition and translation after ECIC III: 473.
3 maha° ◇ mahā° seems to be intended.
Om. Hail! Homage to Śiva – Umāmaheśvara etc. (?) – who gives every success! May there be not (?) the slighest obstacle!
Om. Salut ! Hommage à Śiva – Umāmaheśvara etc (?) – qui donne tout succès ! Qu'il n'y ait le moindre (?) obstacle !