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Title
Signage number 26: Preaching Hall: Dharmasāla
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
Signage text: This was called the Dharmasāla or Dharmamandapa and was to preach the Dhamma and to listen to it. There are entrances on all four sides and in the center on raised ground is a seat adorned with carvings and mouldings. Legend has it that during the reign of King Silaka (522-535 AD), a Dharma Pustaka (sacred text) brought annually from the Citadel to the Jetavana Monastery was placed in a similar hall and venerated.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00774.jpg
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/864
Subject
Signs and signboards
Place
Jetavana Monastery
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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