Thanakhan or Dānaka means "Alms-giving" is the third section of the 13 sections of Vessantara Jataka. Thanakhan ban ton is the fisrt part of the episode. The text mentions about the great alms-giving of Vessantara. Before leaving his kingdom to Mount Vamka, Prince Vessantara distributed many things as gifts which called "Satta jataka maha dana" (seven kinds of alms-gifts) including elephants, horses, carts, servants, dairy cows, male and female slaves, 700 each. Then Prince Vessantara, his wife Maddī and his two children, Jali and Kanha left the kingdom directing to Mount Vamka.
Folio 20 on the recto side: In Culasakkarat (CS) 1257, a hap mot year, on the fourteenth waning day of the fifth [lunar] month, the first day of the week (Sunday), a hap mot day. The writing of this manuscript finished in the morning between 6.00-7.30 o’clock. Phò Ī Nyui together with his wife and parents were the principal initiators had the ardent religious faith to sponsor the making of this manuscript entitled Lam Maha Vessantara (Preaching of the Vessantara Jataka) to support the Teachings of Gotama Buddha to last until the end of 5000 years. May all our wishes and desires be fulfilled. Sadhu nibbānaṃ paramaṃ sukhaṃ (All right, Nirvava is the greatest bliss).