Polonnaruvihara, Polonnaruvihāra, Polonnaru-vihara: 1 definition

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Polonnaruvihara 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

Polonnaruvihāra, identified with Nissaṅkavihāra, is the name of an ancient building that once existed near Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa), Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Nissaṅka Malla built the Prīti-dānaka-maṇḍapaya near the north end of the tank, and close to it the Nissaṅka-dāna-vinoda-maṇḍapaya. He also built the Nissaṅka-vihāra, which appears to be the same as Polonnaru-vihāra, and 3 Alms Halls named Brāhmaṇasatra, Bauddhasatra and Bahujanasatra.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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