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Dharani House (Abhayagiriya)

Dharani House
Dharani House (Sinhala: ධාරණී ගෘහය) is a ruined building situated in Abhayagiri Monastery premises in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

A form of mystic incantations identify as Dharani (Dhammaratana, 2000). Paying homage to Dharani Sutras which are considered as protective stanzas was a ritual in Mahayana Buddhism. Several slab inscriptions containing Dharani Sutras written in Sanskrit of the 9th century A.D. have been found from this building (Dhammaratana, 2000). North-eastern Nagari script has been utilized to engrave these stones (Dhammaratana, 2000).

See also

1) Dhammaratana, I., 2000. Sanskrit Inscriptions in Sri Lanka: A thesis submitted to the University of Pune in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Sanskrit. Department of Sanskrit & Prakrit Languages, University of Pune, India. pp.373-386.

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