Thanakhan or Dānaka means "Alms-giving" is the third section of the 13 sections of Vessantara Jataka. The story tells Queen Phussadī talked with her husband, King Sonsai (Sanjaya) who ruled Sivi kingdom, requested for reducing the punishment of banishing for her dear son. But her effort was fail. Before leaving the kingdom, 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. Thereafter the Prince along with Maddī and children, Jali and Kanha left the kingdom directing to the Mount Vamka.
Folio 19 on the recto side: In Culasakkarat 1 hundred 812 (corresponding with CS 1182), a kot si year, on the thirteenth waning day of the eighth [lunar] month, the second day of the week (Monday), a ka pao day, the writing of this manuscript was finished at noon (between 10.30-12.00 o’clock). Phò Thit (father of ex-monk) Suk and his wife, children and all their relatives had the religious faith to jointly sponsor the making of this manuscript entitled Maha Vessantara to support the Teachings of the Buddha to last until the end of 5000 years. Nibbāna paccayo hotu no (May this be a condition for us to reach Nirvāna).