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Title
Signage: Ranmasu Uyana
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
Establishment of the “Ranmasu Uyana” has been carried out to fulfill the essential necessity of a royal park and this was built on the right side of the Maha Vihara premises. Mihindu IV in the 10th century AD has identified this as the “Ranmasu Uyana.” The meaning of the name explains that it was a habitat for gold fish and was built by King Devanampiya Tissa in the 3rd century BC. Vessagiriya slab inscription of King Mihindu IV reveals many details of the unique construction techniques of the “Ranmasu Uyana,” which is considered to be a marvel of the ancient water management in Sri Lanka. According to the epigraphic disclosure, water through the main sluice gate is first taken to the gold fish park (“Ranmasu Uyana”) and then it was diverted to the play house (“kadali gruha”) and then to the garden pond at the end of the water lily pond. Finally, it was released to the paddy fields in the surrounding area of the Isurumuniya Viharaya. Highly advanced building construction technology has
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00642.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/747
Subject
Signs and signboards
Time Period
Begun in the 3rd century BCE
Place
Ranmasu Uyana: The Royal Pleasure Gardens
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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