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The Zhol inscription
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1. Content : Stele inscriptions - The Zhol inscription

2. Note : Complete text. 68 lines on the North face, 74 lines on the south face and 17 lines on the East face. The text is mainly based on published photographs. For the illegible parts of the photographs, we follow the readings of Li and Coblin (1987).
[location] Originally built at Ngan-lam Sri, moved to south of the Potala Palace in Lhasa by the fifth Dalai Lama (cf. Hazod 2009: 181-184).
[date] post 763.
[condition] extant.
[images] Richardson (1952: opposite p. 1): East face, lines 1-16; South face, lines 48-68+, Richardson (1985: plate 2): East face, lines 2-17 (plate 3): South face, lines 47-68+, Wang (1982: 7 plate 11): South face, lines 44-54, Richardson (1998: plate 8): South face, lines 1-21+, (plate 16): East face, 1-15, Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.1.1): North face, lines 1-14, (plate 2001.59.17.2.1): North face, lines 1-14, (plate 2001.59.17.4.1): North face, lines 21-37(?), (plate 2001.59.17.5.1): South face, lines 2-20, (plate 2001.59.17.6.1): North face, lines 11-29, (plate 2001.59.17.7.1): North face, lines 59-68, (plate 2001.59.17.8.1): North face, lines (42)43-56, (plate 2001.59.17.9.1): North face, lines 52-65, (plate 2001.59.17.10.1): East face, lines 1(?)-16(17), (plate 2001.59.17.11.1): East face, lines 1-15, (plate 2001.59.17.12.1): East face, lines 1-17, (plate 2001.59.17.13.1): East face, lines 1-16(17), (plate 2001.59.17.14.1): South face, lines (27)28-42(43), (plate 2001.59.17.18.1): South face, lines 16-54, (plate 2001.59.17.22.1): South face, lines 28-43(44), (plate 2001.59.17.23.1): South face, lines (29)30-44(45), (plate 2001.59.17.24.1): South face, lines (27)28-42(43), (plate 2001.59.17.26.1): South face, lines (28)29-44(45), (plate 2001.59.17.27.1): South face, lines (47)48-68, (plate 2001.59.17.28.1): South face, lines (30)31-45(46), (plate 2001.59.17.29.1): South face, lines (62-64)65-74.

3. References :

Waddell (1909-11: 1247-1282) [I.Translit., I.Trans.],

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(e1) $ / / blon stag sgra klu
(e2) khong / nang blon chen
(e3) po dang yo gal ['chos]
(e4) pa chen por / bka[']
(e5) stsald kyis kyang /
(e6) bka' lung dang 'dra
(e7) bar / rje blas dka[']
(e8) dgu nyamsu blangs
(e9) te phyi nang gnyIs kyi
(e10) chab srid khab so [-]
(e11) dpend pa dang che
(e13) chung gnyis la dra[ng]
(e14) zhing snyoms te / bod
(e15) mgo nag po'i srid
(e16) la phan ba legs / /
(e17) dgu byas so / / /
(s1) $ / / btsan pho khrI lde gtsug
(s2) rtsan gyI ring la' / /
(s3) [-] / / ngan lam klu khong gis / /
(s4) glo ba nye ba'I rje blas byas pha
(s5) / / 'bal ldong tsab dang / lang
(s6) myes zigs / blon po chen po
(s7) byed byed pa las / glo ba rings
(s8) nas / / / btsan pho yab khrI lde
(s9) gtsug rtsan gyi sku la dard te /
(s10) dgung du gshegs so / / /
(s11) btsan pho sras khrI srong lde brtsan
(s12) gyi sku la ni dard du nye / / bod
(s13) mgo nag po'i srid nI 'khrug du
(s14) byed pa las / klu khong gis / 'bal
(s15) dang / lang glo ba rings ba'I gtan
(s16) gtsigs / / btsan pho sras khrI srong
(s17) lde brtsan gyi snyan du gsold nas
(s18) 'bal dang / lang glo ba rings /
(s19) bden bar gyurd te / khong ta nI
(s20) bkyon phab ste / / klu khong glo ba nye'o
(s21) [-] / / btsan pho khrI srong lde brtsan gyI rIng
(s22) la / / / ngan lam klu khong glo ba nye la
(s23) bka' gros che nas / thugs brtand
(s24) te / / nang blon bka' la gtogs
(s25) par bcug nas / / rgya'I srid gyI nyam
(s26) drod rtog cing / khar tsan phyogs su
(s27) thog ma drangs pa'I / dmag dpon
(s28) du / bka' stsald gyis kyang / dgra'
(s29) thabs mkhas la gros gyis song de /
(s30) rgya'i khams su gtogs pa'i 'a zha
(s31) [ma]ng po bsdus / rgya las mnags phal
(s32) [p]o che bcad pas / rgya spa gong ste / / rgya'I /
(s33) kha[ms] su [gt]ogs pa dbyar mo thang /
(s34) [---] na dang / tsong ka phyogs
(s35) [---] [---]ng dang nas las stsogs
(s36) [pa] [---] [---]ng pho gcald / klu
(s37) [khong gis] [---] 'khrugs pa'I dgra
(s38) [---] chab srId chen pho m[dzad]
(s39) [---] [bka'] gros chen pho gsold
(s40) [---] glo ba nye zhing chab srId la dpend
(s41) [pa'i sems] dka' ba byaso / / / btsan
(s42) po khrI srong lde brtsan thugs sgam la' /
(s43) [bka'] gros gyI rgya che bas / chab srId gar
(s44) mdzad do cog du'ang legs ste / rgya'i khams
(s45) su gtogs pa'I yul dang mkhar mang po
(s46) bcom ste bsdus nas / / rgya rje he'u 'gI wang
(s47) te rje blon skrag ste / lo gcIg cing rtag du dpya
(s48) dar yug lnga khri phul te / rgya dpya' 'jal du
(s49) bcug go / / / de'i 'og du / rgya rje yab he'u 'kI
(s50) wang te grongs ste / rgya rje sras wang peng wang
(s51) rgyal por zhugs nas / bod la dpya' 'jal
(s52) du ma rung ste / / bstsan pho thugs snyung ba'I tshe
(s53) ngan lam klu khong gis / / rgya yul gyI thild / rgya
(s54) rje'I pho brang keng shir / bod gyIs dmag drang
(s55) ba'i bka' gros gyI mgo chen pho gsold nas /
(s56) keng shir drang ba'I dmag dpon chen phor / /
(s57) zhang mchims rgyal rgyal zIgs shu theng dang / /
(s58) blon stag sgra klu khong gnyIs / bka' stsald te /
(s59) keng shIr drangs nas / / ci'u cIr gyi rab ngogs
(s60) su rgya dang thab mo chen pho byas te / bod gyis g.yul
(s61) bzlog nas / / rgya mang po btungs pas / / rgya rje kvang
(s62) peng wang yang / keng shI'i mkhar nas byung ste' /
(s63) sshem ci'ur bros nas / keng shI phab ste rgya rje'I nang
(s64) blon ['bye'u ts]In keng las stsogs te dong kvan dang
(s65) bo kan ya[---] btsan po'i
(s66) 'ba[ngs] [---] bod [–]u gang
(s67) dang khra [---] te / kim sheng kong
(s68) co'i ming po [---] 'khras shIng
(s69) [---] blon po
(s70) [---] rgyal po che chung
(s71) [---] srid phugsu /
(s72) [gra] ba gta[m yun tu] snyand par byas te / klu khong glo
(s73) ba nye zhing chab srId la [dpen]d pa'i se[ms] dka'
(s74) ba byas so /
(n1) [-] / / blon stag sgra klu khong /
(n2) dku rgyal gtsigs gnang
(n3) ba'I mdo rdo rings la yIg [du]
(n4) bris pa' / /
(n5) $ / / btsan pho khrI srong lde brtsan
(n6) gyi zha snga nas dbu snyung gnang
(n7) ste / blon stag sgra klu khong gi bu tsha
(n8) rgyud 'pheld la nam nam zha zha[r]
(n9) dngul gyI yi ge chen po gcig / /
(n10) na myI dbab par g.yung drung /
(n11) du stsald phar gnang ngo / /
(n12) btsan po sras dbon sku tse rabs
(n13) re zhing yang / zla gong gI bu tsha rgyud
(n14) 'peld las gcIg / zham 'bring /
(n15) na nang kor yan cad du gzhug
(n16) cing tshal zar rtag du mchIs par
(n17) gnang ngo / / zla gong gi bu tsha rgyud
(n18) 'peld la rje blas gyI rngo thog pa'I
(n19) rnams jI tsam du rngo thog par bkas
(n20) bkur zhIng bstod par gnang ngo /
(n21) zla gong gI bu tsha rgyud gyis / / btsan poe
(n22) zha sngar / / glo ba ma rIngs na / nongs
(n23) myig gshan cI byung yang rung / srog
(n24) srid la myI dbab par / / bka' gyod gyI
(n25) tshigs cI la bab pa las / / bka' gyod
(n26) na gcIg gis smad cIng bskyung bar
(n27) gnang ngo / / zla gong gi bu tsha peld las
(n28) la la zhig / rabs chad na rabs chad
(n29) gyI khol yul dang / nor pyugs / blar myi
(n30) bzhes par / pu nu po gang nye ba stsald
(n31) par gnango / / / blon stag sgra klu khong /
(n32) gi bu tsha rgyud peld / dku rgyal gyi yi ge'
(n33) lag na 'chang 'chang ba zhIg rabs chad
(n34) dam bkyon bab na yang / dngul gyI yi ge
(n35) blar myI bzhes par / blon stag sgra klu khong /
(n36) dang / zla gong gi bu tsha rgyud gang nye ba gcIg
(n37) dngul gyI yi ge chen po g.yung drung du stsald
(n38) par gnang ngo / / / blon stag sgra klu khong gi
(n39) pha zla gong gi bu tsha rgyud 'pheld gyi rnams
(n40) zhang lon yI ge pa'I thang dang / dmag sum rgyar
(n41) gnang ngo / / / sku srungs 'phan yul pa'I
(n42) stong dpon du gzhan su yang myi gzhug par
(n43) blon stag sgra klu khong gI myes po gsas slebs /
(n44) gyi bu tsha rgyud peld las gang rngo thog pa' /
(n45) dmangs 'drang ba gcig / sku srungs 'pan
(n46) yul pa'I stong dpon g.yung drung du stsald
(n47) par gnang ngo / / / ngan lam gsas slebs
(n48) gyi bu tsha rgyud 'pheld / nam zhar gyang sde sku
(n49) srungs su gnang ba las / sde cha gudu myI spo' myi
(n50) bsgyur bar gnang ngo / / / zla gong gi bu tsha'
(n51) rgyud 'pheld gyI lag na bran zhing 'brog sog
(n52) tshal las stsogs te dbang ngo cog / blar myi b[zhes]
(n53) myi dbrI gzhan gyis myi dprog khong ta bdag myI
(n54) dga' na nye ring dang bzang ngan myI brje bar
(n55) gnang ngo / / / zla gong gi bu tsha rgyud 'pheld la
(n56) la la zhig gIs sha khon gyi bag du srog srid la /
(n57) dma' bar byed pa zhIg yod na / bka' non bla
(n58) nas mdzad par gnang ngo / / / zla gong gi bu tsha
(n59) rgyud pheld gyIs glo ba ma rings na phra ma myi gstsand
(n60) glan ka myi btsal myI bkyon bar gnang ngo / / /
(n61) bu tsha 'pheld gyI nang nas la la zhig / / btsan po
(n62) zha sngar glo ba rings yang dag par gyurd na gang
(n63) nyes pa'I sgor / bka' gyod rma'o / / pu nu po gzhan /
(n64) khrin la myI gdags srog srid la myI dbab par gnang
(n65) ngo / /
(n66) $ / / mdor na' blon stag sgra klu khong gi pha zla gong
(n67) gi bu tsha rgyud pheld srog [---] dang srid de par thugs
(n68) gong mdzad de [---]