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Title
Stupa: Kiri Vehera
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2005
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
Considered to be the best preserved and second largest stupa in Polonnaruwa. It commemorates Queen Subhadra, a consort of Parākramabāhu I the Great. It is a part of the Alāhana Parivena. The image is of the stupa prior to the latest restoration. Several vahālkada and image houses or altars are located around its base. Height today: 80 feet. Circumference: 264 feet.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01276.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1388
Subject
Shrines (structures)
Time Period
12th century CE
Place
Kiri Vehera (milk-colored) stupa
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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