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"Thupassa muddhani tathá naggha wajira-chumbatanti tathewa mahà thupassa muddhani satasahasaggha nikan maha manincha patitha petwa ta -- ahettà asani upaddawa widdhanse natthan adhara walayamewn katwa anaggha wajira-chumbatancha pujeseti atho."
Mr. DE ALWIS, however, and Mr. GOGERLY agree that chumba_ka_ is the same both in Sanskrit and Pali, whilst chumba_ta_ is a Pali compound, which means a _circular prop_ or _support, a ring_ on which something rests, or _a roll of cloth_ formed into a circle to form a stand for a vessel; so that the term must be construed to mean _a diamond_ circlet, and the passage, transposing the order of the words, will read literally thus: thapapesi tatha muddhani thupassa he placed in like manner on the top of the thupo anagghan wajira-chumbatan.
The original passage relative to the diamond hoop placed by Sanghatissa runs thus in Pali, "Wisun satasahassagghé chaturócha mahamanin majjhé chatunnan suriyánán thapápési mahipati; _thupassa muddhani tatha anagghá wajira-chumbatan_," which Mr. DE ALWIS translates: "The king caused to be set four gems, each of the value of a lac, in the centre of the four emblems of the sun, _and likewise an invaluable adamantine_ (or diamond) _ring on the top of the thupa.