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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 97

Scope and Contents

A palm-leaf manuscript from Sri Lanka containing a description of the virtues of the Omniscient One (Buddha). It is comprised of a collection of writings on various topics that were of interest to the devotee. This is a nineteenth-century copy of the original work.


  • 1850

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Biographical / Historical

The name of the author is not known, but the work is generally taken to be that of a bhikkhu of the school of Valivita Saranankara, which is supported by the style of the piece. This copy was made Siri Ratanatissa.


.01 cubic metre(s) (1 archive box) : paper

Language of Materials

Sinhala; Sinhalese

Former / Other Reference


Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in the R.C.S. Librarian's office, February 1989.


The manuscript is discussed in C.E. Goodakumbura, 'Sinhalese literature' (1936), p. 71-72.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.



Includes index.
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Language of description
Script of description

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