Himmaphan or Himavanta, the section on the Himalaya is the second of the 13 sections of the Vessantara Jataka. It describes Prince Vessantara’s birth, his marriage to Princess Maddī, and their two beloved children named "Jali" and "Kanha". Then, Prince Vessantara was deported to the forest by the citizens of the Sivi to give away the invaluable white elephant of the city to Kalingka city. Maddī asked Prince Vessantara to accompany her to the forest. Then she narrated the region of the Himalaya as if she had already seen it.
Folio 20 on the recto side: In Culasakkarat 1 hundred and 71 (corresponding with CS 1171), a kat sai year, on the thirteenth waning day of the fourth [lunar] month, a ka hao day, the second day of the week (Monday), the writing [of this manuscript] was finished at the time of the evening drum (beween 15.00 – 16.30 o’clock). Ai (“elder brother”) Sa and his wife and parents sponsored the making of [this manuscript entitled] Ninyai Pa Himmaphan, to support the Teachings of Gotama Buddha to last until 5000 years. Nibbāna paccayo hotu no. (May this be a condition to reach Nirvāna).