Drip-Ledge Cave

Vessagiri, Anuradhapura

The drip ledge of this cave dwelling is inscribed with some characters in the Brahmi script. The language of the inscription is Prakrit. It records the endowment of this dwelling, by a lay chieftain, to the monastery.

Brahmi is a Dravidian (South India) syllabic script that is the ancestor of the modern alphabets of Southeast Asia.