Kohapasada, Kohapāsāda: 1 definition


Kohapasada 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

Kohapāsāda or Lovā-maha-pāya, popularly but erroneously called the “Brazen Palace” is the name of a site at the Mahāvihāra in Anurādhapura.—The site was originally the Mahāmucala-mālaka and was consecrated by Mahinda Thera. Devānaṃpiya Tissa (B.C. 247-207) built the first Lohapāsāda. A great, new building was erected by Duṭṭhagāmaṇi Abhaya (B.C. 161-137); it was 100 cubits (150 feet) high and 100 cubits square, 9-storeyed, supported on 40 rows of pillars with 40 pillars in each row, and had 100 windows in each storey and 1,000 rooms in all: it was adorned with coral and precious stones, and its roof was covered with plates of burnished copper.

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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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