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Title
Signage for standing Buddha statue in image house: Patima Vihāra or Ariyākara Vihāra (Mahāvamsa)
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
1999
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 with history of the site and statues at Maligawila and adjacent site of Dambegoda. Text of sign board: "Maligawila and Dambegoda belong to a single monastic complex which had been identified as the Patima Vihāra situated in Kanagama where Prince Aggabodhi (7th century AD) has made a colossal Buddha statue. It has also been identified as the Ariyākara Vihāra mentioned in the Mahāvamsa. King Dappula I (7th century AD) constructed an image-house to the said statue and a Maitreya Bodhisattva statue at Dambegoda. He also decorated the Buddha statue and made an offering." More recent research clarifies that it the latter statue is of Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00079.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/162
Subject
Signs and signboards
Time Period
7th century CE. Fallen statue, found in the 1950s, restored and raised in 1991
Place
Maligawila (Maligawela), monastery complex, possibly at the location called Kanagama.
Maligawila (Maligawela). Monerāgala District, Uva province. 15 km from Butthala.
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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