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  • We would like to thank Prof. Dr. Thomas Oberlies and Pratik Rumde from the Seminar für Indologie und Tibetologie of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen for providing our project with scans of the nachlass of Wilhelm Siegling. The nachlass includes letters to and from Siegling throughout his career that are of great importance to the history of the field of Tocharian studies. This material will be published on CEToM, accompanied by transcriptions of the letters, in the course of 2024.


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THT 4158

Known as:THT 4158; SHT 5410; Vorl.Nr. 3219
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot. "THT 4158". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 09 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Michaël Peyrot


Main find spot:Siŋgim
Expedition code:T III S 51
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Language:TA; Sanskrit

Text contents

Title of the work:Varṇārhavarṇastotra
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Buddhastotra


Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:3


Images from by courtesy of the International Dunhuang Project, the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Orientabteilung.


a1/// bh· ni rhṛ· [y]· ///
a2/// te : to – ///
a3/// – s·· ///
b1/// ·[ā]¯ ¯r ·[n]· ///
b2/// [y]· ci tta ra tn[ā] ///
b3/// [n]ā sa[¯] [¯m] ///


a1 n1 /// (evā)bh(i)nirhṛ(t)y(a) ///
a2 n2 /// te : to – ///
a3 /// – s·· ///
b1 n3 /// ·ār ·n· ///
b2 n4 /// y· cittaratnā ///
b3 n5 /// (wi)nāsam ///


Parallel texts

Hartmann 1987: 92-95

Philological commentary

n1 cf. 2.8a ata evābhinirhṛtya.
n2 /// te: either 2.8d te or 2.9b namo'rhate. to might be to[s](a\) 'these', but a precise parallel in the Skt. text is not found.
n3 : restoration uncertain. wmār 'jewel' as the translation of Skt. ratna, frequent in these strophes, is excluded.
n4 either 2.11a–b rūparatnātmabhāvāya cittaratnāntarātmane or 2.13a–b namas te rūparatnāya cittara(tnā)ya te nama(ḥ) (in the latter case, it would provide the tnā restored by Hartmann 1987: 95).
n5 wināsam: probably (ci) wināsam 'I honour you' v.s., as a translation of e.g. 2.11d, 2.12d, 2.13b, 2.13d te namaḥ.



Wille 2012: 314

Online access

IDP: THT 4158


Hartmann 1987

Hartmann, Jens-Uwe. 1987. Das Varṇārhavarṇa des Mātṛceṭa. Sanskrittexte aus den Turfanfunden, XII. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.


“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d.

Wille 2012

Wille, Klaus. 2012. Sanskrithandschriften aus den Turfanfunden. Teil 11. Die Katalognummern 4363–5799. Vol. 11. Verzeichnis der orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland. Stuttgart: Steiner.