Kumman or Kumāra (the section on the children) is the eighth of the 13 episodes of the Vessantara Jataka. The text describes the Brahmin Jujaka who arrived at Mount Vamka and stayed overnight near the hermitage of the Ascetic Vessantara. At dawn in the next morning, Jujaka waited until Princess Maddī left to earn fruits. He then came out and begged Vessantara for Prince Jali and Princess Kanha. When the children realized that they were being begged by the Brahmin, they were so scared that they hid themselves under the lotus leaves in the pond. The Ascetic Vessantara called them and made them understand his wishes. Then the ascetic gave them to Jujaka. Jujaka tied their hands together and dragged them out of the place.
Folio 19 on the recto side: In Culasakkarat (CS) 1257, a hap mot year, on the fifteenth day of the waning moon of the fifth [lunar] month, the first day of the week (Sunday), a hap mot day, in the morning (6:00–7:30), the writing of this manuscript was finished. Phò I Nyui (father of Ms. Nyui), together with parents, her husband and his wife, were the principal initiators who had the ardent religious faith to sponsor the making of this manuscript bundle entitled Lam Maha Vessantara to support the Teachings of the Buddha to last until the end of 5 thousand years. May all our wishes and desires be fulfilled. Sādhu nibbānaṃ paramaṃ sukkhaṃ (Good!, Nirvana is the greatest bliss).