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 The Description of the Relic Chamber

Stephen C. Berkwitz

in The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrine: A Translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195301397
eISBN:
9780199785100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301397.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents an English translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa, detailing how the relics were obtained for the shrine in Anurādhapura. The text narrates how a novice monk took the relics away ... More


Asala Perahara: Powers of the Buddha’s Tooth-Relic in Sri Lanka

John Clifford Holt

in Theravada Traditions: Buddhist Ritual Cultures in Contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824867805
eISBN:
9780824873691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867805.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides the mythical account and then a detailed history of the origins of the Dalada (“Tooth-Relic”) of the Buddha and its importance as a legitimating device for Buddhist kingship in ... More


Sri Lanka: Moral Focus and a Stalking Cat

J. L. Cassaniti

in Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter moves the investigation into mindfulness to Sri Lanka, where the tradition of Theravāda Buddhism emerged over two thousand years ago. After a visit to the ancient site of Anuradhapura, ... More


Sites

Sujit Sivasundaram

in Islanded: Britain, Sri Lanka, and the Bounds of an Indian Ocean Colony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226038223
eISBN:
9780226038360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038360.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on two sites of pilgrimage: the ancient capital city of Anuradhapura in the north-central provinces, which served as a seat of kingship until 1017 ad, and the fabled mountain of ... More


Conservation and the History of Human–Elephant Relations in Sri Lanka

Charles Santiapillai and S. Wijeyamohan

in Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence: Rethinking Human–Elephant Relations in South Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467228
eISBN:
9780199087570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467228.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History, Environmental History

This chapter provides an historical overview of humans, elephants, and landscape in Sri Lanka in order to contextualize the contemporary challenges of conflict and conservation. We learn how the ... More


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