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Ruins

Pirit Ration House

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

Introduction

This is the place where the food rations were issued to the monks in order to collect alms from the refectory. At a later date this was renamed as Pirit-lahage for the reason that the monks chanted Pirit (Recitation of Dhamma) and then received the food rations.