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Title
Stūpa: Sēla Cētiya: Ambasthāla vatadāge
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2015
Publication Information
Claremont Colleges Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Ancient Cultural Sites and Royal Residences
Rights Information
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Description
The Ambasthāla Stūpa with a vatadāge is on a platform surrounded by concentric circles of stone (earlier wooden?) pillars that supported a roof. The vatadāgē was added in the 2nd or 3rd century CE. Such structures are called cētiyaghara, thupāghāra or vatadāgē. A flower altar is in the area between the pillars. The Arādanā gala is in the background. The stūpa is the first edifice one encounters in the upper terrace of the monastic complex.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00996.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1646
Subject
Altars
Pillars
Time Period
9th-21th century CE and 2nd century CE
Place
Mihintalē (Plateau of Mahinda)
Anurādhapura region
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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