Aluthnuwara Giruwa Ambalama – අලුත්නුවර ගිරුවා අම්බලම

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Aluthnuwara Giruwa Ambalama

Aluthnuwara Giruwa Ambalama

Giruwa Ambalama at Aluthnuwara is a historic wayside rest close to the Aluthnuwara Dedimunda Devalaya in Kegalle District.   site built by Queen Sunethradevi chief consort of King Parakramabahu II (A.D 1236-1276) and mother of King Bhuvanekabahu I.

Sixteen granite pillars hold the roof the building. Some of them  are perfectly cut square pillars while others are just large vertically placed columns of rocks with no proper shape. It may be that this ambalama was constructed (or reconstructed at some time)   using pillars brought from some other site and and balance had been quickly cut off a rock with the prime objective of quickly completing the building.

It has been conserved by the Archaeological department at least three times.

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Map of Aluthnuwara Giruwa Ambalama

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Travel Directions to Aluthnuwara Giruwa Ambalama

Route from Colombo to Aluthnuwara Giruwa Ambalama

Though : Gampaha – Warakapola – Mawanella
Distance : 99 km
Travel time : 2.5-3 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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