This rare paubha, remaining in exceptional condition, was commissioned for the Bhimaratha rite of Jagama Simha and his wife Visnumati in 1830. The ceremony takes place on a Newari Buddhist’s attainment of seventy-seven years, seven months and seven days and frees them of temporal responsibilities with the onset of senility. A sculpture or painting of a stupa containing an image of Ushnishavijaya, the goddess associated with long life and immortality, is consecrated on the occasion of the rite. The inscription states that "In samvat 950 (1830), in the great city of Kantipura (Kathmandu), Laksminara Simha Tuladhara and sons, daughters and grandchildren... performed the Bhimaratha jatra and placed this paubha for his father Jagama Simha and mother Visnumati".
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