Naipena Viharaya – Vishnu Devala (number 4) නයි පෙන විහාරය – විෂ්නු දේවාලය (අංක 4)

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Ruins of the Nai Pena viharaya

Ruins of the Nai Pena viharaya

This Devala identified as  Vishnu Devala (number 4)  and also known as Naipena Viharaya has been a place of worship for God Vishnu by the Hindus. Unlike other Devalas in the areas this has been built by bricks and today only the stone pillars remain of this building.

A carving which represented a cobra with seven heads has made this site popular as the “Naipena Viharaya”. Naipena simply means head of the cobra. Even though many images of Hindu gods have been found in the site no image of God Vishnu hasn’t been found.

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Map of Naipena Viharaya – Vishnu Devala (number 4) at Ancient Capital of  Polonnaruwa

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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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First Published in : February 11, 2003
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