Shiva Kovil (no. 1) of Ancient Polonnaruwa – ශිව දේවාලය (අංක 1)

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Shiva Kovil (no. 1) of Ancient Polonnaruwa

Shiva Kovil (no. 1) of Ancient Polonnaruwa

Shiva Kovil (no. 1) is the first kovil you will come across after entering the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. The walls of this kovil are made out of a closely fitted stone blocks of a type which is not found anywhere near Polonnaruwa. The carvings of the Gods of this kovil are of Indian style and it is thought that these carved stones are  probably brought from India or done by Indian Artists who came to Sri Lanka.

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Map of Royal Court of king Parakramabahu

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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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