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Title
Anointing Hall/Consecrating Pavilion (Abhiśekha Mandapaya)
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
2016
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 Anointing Hall had been used for consecrating images of the Buddha and Bodhisattva with scented water according to the Mahāyana Buddhist traditions. The stone platforms where the water and the images were placed and the water vessels where images were placed and the drains conveying the consecrated water out of the mandapa are presently visible. The rectangular guardstones are undecorated, except for the projections at the top. A narrow strip paved with stone slabs surrounds this structure, which is attributed to the late Anurādhapura period.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00580.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/682
Subject
Monasteries
Time Period
Late Anurādhapura period
Place
Abhayagiri Monastery
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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