Dalada Maluwa at Kingdom of Polonnaruwa – දළදා මලුව

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Block of stone at the entrance to the Dalada Maluwa

Block of stone at the entrance to the Dalada Maluwa

This is an elevated area in the Polonnaruwa Sacred City which many Buddhist buildings are situated. Namely they are

    1. Hetadage of Nissanga Malla (1187-1196)
    2. Atadage of King Vijayabahu I (1070-1110)
    3. Vatadage (The Stupa-house)
    4. Image of Boddhisathwa
    5. Thuparama
    6. Oth-pilimaya
    7. Galpotha (Stone book)
    8. Sathmahal Pasada (Seven storied building)
    9. Nissanka Latha Mandapaya

The Entrance to the Dalada Maluwa is through stone steps. Left to these steps is a stone slab with 3 carved figures, A man pointing towards the Dalada Maluwa, a crow and a dog. This is said to inform the people who come to worship the tooth relic that anybody who acts disrespectfully in the sacred area will be reborn as crows and dogs.

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Driving Directions to Polonnaruwa Sacred City

Route from Colombo to Polonnaruwa Sacred City

Route from Kandy to Polonnaruwa Sacred City

Though : Ambepussa - Kurunegala - Dambulla
Distance from Colombo :220 km
Travel time : 4.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Matale - Dambulla - Habarana
Distance from Colombo : 145 km
Travel time : 3.0 hours
Driving Directions : see on google maps

Route from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa Sacred City

Route from Batticaloa to Polonnaruwa Sacred City

Though : Maradankadawala - Habarana Distance from colombo : 105 km
Travel time : 2 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Though : Chenkaladi - Valachchena
Distance from colombo :100 km
Travel time : 1.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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