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Title
Stupa: Pabalu Vehera-Signage number 52
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
Text: "Located to the south of the main street which provides access to the ancient city of Polonnaruva from the eastern gate, it is popularly believed that this may be the stupa supposed to have been built by Queen Rupavati, a consort of King Parākramabāhu the Great (1153-1186 AD). But there is no definitive evidence about its ancient name or the builder. The popular name Pabalu Vehera may derive from the recovery of beads (pabalu) in the vicinity. Around the stupa there are several image houses. A special feature of this stupa is the narrow staircase in three flights at the south providing access to the top of the basal tiers."
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01262.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1370
Subject
Signs and signboards
Time Period
9th century CE and enlarged in 12th century CE
Place
Pabalu Vehera ("Bead Shrine")
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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