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1. Uttarārāma. An image-house constructed by Parakkamabāhu I. to the north of Pulatthipurā. It was hewn out of the actual rock and had three grottoes, made by expert craftsmen - the Vijjādhara grotto, the grotto with the image in sitting posture and the grotto with the recumbent image. Cv.lxxviii.74ff; for a description of it see Cv. Trs.ii., 111, n.2; Bell: Arch. Survey of Ceylon for 1907, pp.7ff.

2. Uttarārāma. The monastery where Mangala Buddha held his second Great Assembly (Sannipāta) in the presence of his kinsmen. BuA.120.


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