Dunumadalakanda, Duṇumaḍalakanda, Dunumadala-kanda: 1 definition



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

Duṇumaḍalakanda is the name of a vihāra that existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—At Duṇumaḍalakanda-vihāra, 5 miles west-north-west of Mihintale, there are inscriptions dating from 2nd B.C. to 1st A.C. in which the following place-names occur:—(i) Ulajaka tank; (ii) Sitasaviya; (iii) Kaṇagamaka, probably associated with Kāṇavāpi; (iv) Tulataraviya; (v) Hanahagamaka; (vi) Tisaviya; (vii) Paṇahagamaka, identical with Paṇāsagāma in the Mihintale inscription; (viii) Malaviya; (ix) Kalatagama; (x) Cujivilaka; (xi) Naṭabarisaka; and (xii) Kadamujita.

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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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