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The text refers to a donation to the Chula gala Viharaya by Chula Alaha son of Ayatiya Buta mentioned in the inscription in later Brahmi script--the first such occurrence in this area; the language is Sinhala. This rock outcrop of caves, located at the southern boundary of the Ālāhana Parivena, would have served as homes of monks who chose to live in forest areas. A later inscription below the drip-ledge of a cave identifies the user of that cave as a person named Madalaya. The reference to a herdsman is based on the belief that shepherds used the grassy area as a pasture for their herd.