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Title
Baddhasīmā Pāsāda: Ālāhana Parivena: Monastic Complex
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
Central dais comprising two tiers, each of which is 1 foot high and measuring 24 by 25 feet square. The nearly square central dais inside the building and comprising two platforms and measuring 113 by 106 feet, served to locate the relic casket while four monks seated on the stone pedestals of the cardinal directions read the code of discipline. The monks had to meet every two weeks, on the full-moon and the new-moon days. It is surrounded by cells along the inner periphery.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01446.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1548
Subject
Monasteries
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Ālāhana Parivena Monastic Complex: Baddhasīmā Pāsāda
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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