Shiva Kovil (no 4) – ශිව දේවාලය (අංක 4)

Lord Siva

Lord Siva

Of the three gods of the Hindu trinity – Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Siva the Destroyer and Restorer – Siva was especially popular and widely worshiped in southern India.

This kovil, identified as Siva Kovil No 4 on the ancient city of  Polonnaruwa is in ruins and belongs to the Chola era (1017-1070)

Also See

 

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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