Asian Educational Services, 1981 - Art - 695 pages
An account of the aborigines and of part of the early civilization in Sri Lanka.
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THE ANCIENT VAEDDAS
THE MODERN VAEDDAS
THE MODERN VAEDDAS SOCIAL DIVISIONS
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Abhaya aborigines ancient Anurādhapura appears arrow Ayiyanār Bandāra bricks Buddha Buddhist built called carved cave ceremony Ceylon chiefs coast coins counters dāgaba deity demons Dēvatā Deviyā district dome early elephant embankment emblem evidently face Forest Vaeddas four Galē Goddess Gods hill holes honey inches wide Indra inscription island Jātaka jungle Kandian Sinhalese Kataragama Keliya king Kiri-Ammā Kumāra later leņe length Maha Mahāvansa mentioned miles monks Nāgas Nevill North-central Province North-western North-western Province northern offering Parākrama-Bāhu Parumaka Pattini player Polannaruwa pre-Christian probably Purānas Rākshasas Rāmāyana Rāvana reign reservoir rice Rig Veda river rock round Ruwanwaeli sagasa Sambar deer second century B.C. side Siva sluice Southern India square stone Swāstika symbol Tamil tank temple termed thick third century B.C. Thūpārāma Tissa tree upright usual Vaedi Village Vaeddas Vishnu Wanni Wanniyas wihāra Wijaya word worship Yakā Yakkhas