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Monastic Residential

  Province North Central
  District Anuradhapura
  Nearest Town Anuradhapura
  Period 1 centuries B.C. - 11 centuries A.D.
  Ruler Unknown

Introduction

A monastic residential complex of Abhayagiriya also known as pirivena Prasada or Arama consists of a principal Residential unit with small associated residential units at the four corners water closets and urinals some times a hot water bath house and small pond area included in it.

Key

  • Principle residential unit
  • Lotus pedestal
  • Associate
  • Main Entrance Pavilion
  • Secondary Entrance
  • Boundary wall
  • Moonstone 01

This is one of the two moonstones in Sri Lanka which are famed to be exceptionally artistic world being on fire is signified by the palapeti the beings going through samsara by the quadrupeds the craving by the festoons, the pious by the swans, the attenuation by craving by the small festoons and the lotus by enlightenment are the main themes of this moonstone it belongs to the period between 7 – 8 centuries A.D.