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Title
Slab inscription: Mahāpāli Refectory
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2014
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
Slab inscription of Mahapali Refectory: Reign: King Mahinda IV (956-972 AD) Period: 10th century text in Medieval Sinhala: This has been inscribed on the tenth day of the waning moon in the lunar month of Medin (February-March) in the 16th year of the reign of King Mahinda IV. The inscription records the rules for administration of lands and villages belonging to the royal family. The terms laid out for the grantees and the tenants in using these lands are mentioned as well. It further records how the produce should be divided, what portion should be set apart for the upkeep of the Temple of the Tooth-relic of the Buddha, how the disputes should be settled and fines be levied. --Department of Archeology, Ministry of National Heritage.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00169.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/251
Subject
Signs and signboards
Inscriptions
Time Period
10th century CE
Place
Citadel
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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