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Author Parākrama Paṇḍita, active 13th century.
Title Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa. English
The history of the Buddha's relic shrine : a translation of the Sinhala Thupavamsa / Stephen C. Berkwitz.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Author Parākrama Paṇḍita, active 13th century.
Series American Academy of Religion texts and translations series
American Academy of Religion texts and translations series.
Subject Gautama Buddha -- Relics -- Sri Lanka -- Anuradhapura -- History.
Ruwanweliseya (Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka) -- History.
Buddhism -- Sri Lanka -- History.
Alt Name Berkwitz, Stephen C., 1969-
Description 1 online resource (xv, 304 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Translated from Sinhalese.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-293) and index.
Summary Offering the complete English translation of the Buddhist chronicle called the 'Sinhala Thupavamsa', composed by Parakrama Pandita in 13th century Sri Lanka, this work also relates the mythological history of the Buddhas previous lives as a bodhisattva and concludes with a prediction about the future Buddha Maitreya.
Contents Introduction -- Career of the Bodhisattva -- Story of Prince Siddhartha -- Defeat of Mara -- Awakening of the Buddha -- Enshrining of the Relics -- Story of King Asoka -- Establishing the dispensation in Lanka -- Early career of King Dutugamunu -- Victory of King Dutugamunu -- Commencement of the Relic Shrine -- Description of the Relic Chamber -- Relic Deposit -- Death of King Dutugamunu.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781435620056 (electronic bk.)
1435620054 (electronic bk.)
0195301390 (alk. paper)
9780195301397 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 560551980
Additional Format Print version: Parakrama Pandita, 13th cent. Sinhala Thupavamsa. English. History of the Buddha's relic shrine. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007 (DLC) 2006046363

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