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Title
Daladā Maluva: Nissanka Lathā Mandapaya: Sacred Pavilion
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
Nissanka "Flower-Trail" Pavilion is known to have been the location where the King Nissankamalla listened to the chanting by monks of pirith (Buddhist text). It is an oblong edifice (measuring from east to west 10.44 meters and 8.69 meters from north to south); it has an outer stone railing with 28 posts that are capped by stone lotus buds. The pavilion itself (measuring 6.32 meters from east to west and 4.75 meters from north to south) is erected on a sockle and plinth; the interior comprises eight ornate stone pillars (which would have supported a roof) flanking a small stone dome. This is a view of the east side with the entrance doorway. A paved pathway is found between the inner pavilion and the stone railing with posts. The railing may have been inspired by the so-called Buddhist-railings found at some ancient stupas or monasteries, including the most famous one at Sanchi, India, and also at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01149.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1261
Subject
Pavilions
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Daladā Maluva: Nissanka Lathā Mandapaya
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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