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A Vahalkada of Kantaka Cahithya, Mihintale, Sri Lanka
Kantaka Chaithya Vahalkada, Mihintale, Sri Lanka

A vahalkada, (Sinhalaːවාහල්කඩ) known as a frontispiece in English, is a structure constructed joining a stupa at its four cardinal directions as a decorative flourish. Later, these frontispieces came to be decorated or embellished with designs such as the creeper design. Stone slabs erected for the purpose of offering flower at the stupa too have been added to these frontispieces.[1]

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  1. ^ Social Studies and History Grade 10. Educations Publications Department, Sri Lanka. 2006. p. 141.