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Title
Daladā Maluva: Hätadāgē: Signage number 40
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
Text of Signage number 40: "This is the Temple of the Tooth built by King Nissankamalla (1187-1196 AD). It is said that it is called Hatadage because it was built within sixty (hata) hours. It has been a two storied building and the upper floor may have contained the Tooth relic. Among stone slabs on the walls are three inscriptions of King Nissankamalla of which one has the words ‘Nissanka Hatadage.’ The other inscriptions contain the king’s altruistic activities and advice given to the community of Buddhist monks. The roof may have had wooden beams and covered with clay."
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01125.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1243
Subject
Inscriptions
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Daladā Maluva: Hätadāgē
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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