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๐—”๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต (๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ) ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ ๐˜’๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ.


๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ž๐˜‚๐—ป?



The Batu Bersurat Cherok Tok Kun is an ancient Sanskrit inscription stone dated to around the 5th century, back to when there was an Indianized settlement in the Bujang Valley. This inscription stone is the southern-most relic found from the Bujang Valley.

The inscription stone was discovered in 1845 by Lieutenant Col. James Low, Acting Resident Councillor of Penang. He noted that there are 7 inscriptions and in Sanskrit. He also noted that the longest inscription is 10 feet.




The inscription is somewhat eroded as it is over 1500 years old (between the 5th and 6th centuries). The vandalism on megalith has also made reading difficult. The inscription was later examined by Laidlay (1886) and he recorded it as Pali and translated the inscription.

The following is the inscription translated to Bahasa Malaysia:

โ€œ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ถ๐˜ช ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ถ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฉ ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ซ๐˜ข ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข. ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ช ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ข ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข-๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข. ๐˜‹๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข. ๐˜’๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ข ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ข ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ขโ€ (๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ 1848)."


๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ž๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ?

Believe it or not, the megalith is located inside the St. Anne's Church in Bukit Mertajam. Ask the security guard where is the Batu Bersurat to get the direction. Put on your Indiana Jones hat and seek out the 7 eroded inscriptions on the block of granite.

: https://www.malaysia-today.net/.../ancient-indian.../ : https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/543047 : http://saifudin-mtb.blogspot.com/.../prasasti-di-cherok... : Penang Hidden Gems : https://www.malaysia-today.net/.../ancient-indian.../


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