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Title
Vatadāgē: Signage number 39: Ground Plan: Elevation
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
Text of Sign number 39: "This is one of the architectural marvels in Polonnaruva. This may have been originally used as the Temple of the Tooth as there is mention of a round relic house built by King Parākramabāhu the Great (1153-1186 AD). But according to the galpota (stone book) inscription, King Nissankamalla (1187-1196 AD) has built a Vatadāgē within the quadrangle naming it Ratnagiri Vatadāgē, which suggests that at least some of the renovation or construction work has been done here during King Nissankamalla’s reign. Just as other Vatadāgēs in the island, this too appears as a round building enclosing a stupa at its center. It has taken the present form probably as a result of the renovations or reconstruction works done in the reign of King Nissankamalla or during the Dambadeniya period (13th century AD). The roof supported on stone pillars probably had wooden members and covered tiles. The moonstones and two guard stones to the north and the east of the upper terrace respectiv
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01067.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1188
Subject
Signs and signboards
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Daladā Maluva (Terrace of the Tooth Relic): Vatadāgē
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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