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Title
Rankoth Vehera (Golden Pinnacled Stupa), originally named Ruvanvēliseya (Golden Sand) stupa: Vāhalkada: Image houses
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
View of the massive stupa with approach, with broad flights of stairs leading to its high platform. It is 180 feet high -- the tallest stupa after Jetavana Stupa (4th century CE) of Anuradhapura. It also is the largest stupa in Polonnaruva. View includes one of the four vahalkadas (flanked by image houses) at its base. It is built on a rectangular platform (1.82 meters high from ground level) and with three basal terraces.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01317.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1421
Subject
Shrines (structures)
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Rankoth Vehera
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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