Bana (the word), the name given in common conversation to the sacred writings of the Buddhists; the books in which the writings are contained are called Bana -Pot, and the structure in which the truth is preached or explained is called the Bana-Maduwa. The praises of the Bana are a favorite subject with the native authors; and the language in which they express themselves is of the strongest and most laudatory description. The sacred books are literally worshipped, and benefits are expected to result from this adoration as from the worship of an intelligent being. The books are usually wrapped in cloth, and are often placed upon a rude altar near the roadside, that those who pass by may place money upon them and obtain merit.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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