MATERIAL: Copper Plate
TYPE: Manuscript
DIMENSIONS: 230 x 155 mm
ITEM ID: 4286
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Copper Plate Document of Land Donation

DATE
Year: 1728
Decade: 1720s
Century: 18th (1701-1800)
Notes: Dated on Asarh badi VS 1785 = 1728 AD

14 lines of script punched with a drill, donation of 25 bighas of land, made up of three parcels of 16 and 8 and one bighas, to Bhatt Bhaja by Maharaj Sambhu Singh, mentioning also the name of Maharaj Kisor Singh (as a guarantor?).

After an invocation of the gods Sri Rama and Krishna the word Sahi, ‘true’ or ‘witnessed’, then an invocation of the God Ganesa is written above the body of the text. The actual text starts with the word siddhi and states that the act of donation to the recipient and their descendants occurs by the words of the landlord. There is a concluding Sanskrit verse which states “Those men who take away land given by others or by themselves will go to hell as long as the Moon and the Sun exist”. The date of the document in Vikram Samvat (2001 AD= VS 2058) is given at the end.