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Title
Buddha figure: "Lamp flame" hole
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
1999
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
"Lamp flame" hole in a rock to the right of the right foot of the Buddha figure. The hole circa 3 feet wide and circa 4 feet in height, is in the shape of a flame and oil reminiscent of mustard oil percolates from it and said to have been used by devotees to anoint their foreheads before presenting themselves to the goddess Tārā or god Vajrapāni, seeking relief from their ailments.
Type
image
Format
image/tiff
Identifier
acs00300.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/394
Subject
Lamps
Buddha
Time Period
Circa 9th century CE
Place
Buduruwagala
Monerāgala District, near Wellawāya
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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