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Title
Daladā Maluva: Signage number 38
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
Signage text [unfortunately, the ground plan currently is blurred]: The elevated terrace is known as the Dalada Maluva (Sacred Quandrangle) because the Temple of the Tooth [Relic] was located here. The building called the Atadage, located here, is the Temple of the Tooth built by King Vijayabahu the Great (1055-1110 AD). A stone inscription near it says that the security of the temple has been entrusted to Valaikkar soldiers. The Vatadage found here may be the Temple of the Tooth built by King Parākrāmabāhu the Great (1153-1186 AD). In front of this is the building called the Hatadage, which is the Temple of the Tooth built by King Nissankamalla (1187-1196 AD) The Galpota (Stone Book) inscription to the east is by King Nissankamalla describing his historic deeds. The monument called the Satmahal Pasada is a rare type of stupa. The other important buildings in the Sacred Quadrangle are the Thuparama, one of the best preserved image houses, and the building with creeper-like lotus pillars called the Nissankalatha Mandapa.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01050.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1164
Subject
Signs and signboards
Time Period
11th and 12th century CE
Place
Daladā Maluva
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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