Saturday, April 13, 2019

Avungalla Slab Inscription

Avungalla Slab Inscription
Avungalla Slab Inscription is a Sinhala stone inscription discovered from Kegalle District, Sri Lanka. It is now preserved in the stone gallery of Colombo National Museum.

The inscription was discovered at a site in Avungalla village in Mavata Pattuwa of the Paranakuru Korale, Kegalle District (Ranawella, 2005).

The inscription has been inscribed on one side of a stone slab. The slab is about 2 feet 2 inches tall and 2 feet 5.5 inches wide. 

The inscription has been dated to the 12th century A.D. (Ranawella, 2005). It reveals about an endowment of a land to a monastery named Mahendra Lanka Adhikara Pirivena (Ranawella, 2005). However, there is no mention about the name of the donor.

  • Avungalla Slab Inscription

    Period : 12th century AD
    Script  : Medieval Sinhala
    Language : Medieval Sinhala
    Transcript : Ahunugalla Mahendra Lamka ..........>>
    Translation : This is the land endowed to Mahendra Lanka Adhikari Pirivena in Ahunugalla.
    Reference : Ranawella, 2005

1) Ranawella, S. (Ed.), 2005. Sinhala inscriptions in the Colombo National Museum: Spolia Zeylanica. Vol. 42. (2005). Department of National Museums, Sri Lanka. p.92.

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