Dhavalaghara, Dhavalāghāra, Dhavala-ghara: 1 definition


Dhavalaghara means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Dhavalāghāra or “white house” refers to one of the buildings of Dīppūyana: an ancient district of Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa), Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—[...] The most westerly part of the City was a Promontory which projected into Parakkamasamudda and was called the Dippuyana or “Island Garden”: on it were bathing pools, the Audience Hall, Council Chamber and other buildings, and it was territory reserved for the use of the king and the court. Adjoining it on the east was the Citadel or Royal Enclosure at the southern end of which stood the Palace. [...] The Dīppūyana was laid out by Parakkamabāhu I who built within it: [...] viz., the Dhavalāghāra or “white house”, made entirely of stucco; [...].

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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