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Site of Mahinda's Bed, Mihintale

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Site of Mahinda's Bed, Mihintale
Author(s): Morgan, Kenneth W.
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: India: Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Rajgir, Sanchi, Nalanda, Mathura, Ajanta;landscape;slide set
Description: According to tradition, Asoka sent his son Mahinda as a missionary to Ceylon, about 250 B.D. He is said to have first set foot on Ceylon at Mihintale, some eight miles from Anuradhapura, and to have slept under the shelter of the big rock in this picture, in a hollowed-out place near the left side of the base of the largest rock.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3610


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