Dalada Maluwa at Kingdom of Polonnaruwa (දළදා මලුව)

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This is an elevated area in the Polonnaruwa Sacred City where 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 crow and dogs.

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Driving Directions to Polonnaruwa Sacred City

The modern town of Polonnaruwa is also known as New Town, and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.

Route from Colombo to Polonnaruwa Sacred CityRoute from Kandy to Polonnaruwa Sacred City
Through: Central Highway – Kurunegala – Dambulla
Distance from Colombo: 230 km
Travel Time: 4.45 hours
Driving Directions: See on Google map
Through : Maradankadawala – Habarana
Distance: 103 km
Travel Time: 2 hours
Driving Directions: see on Google map
Route from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa Sacred CityRoute from Batticaloa to Polonnaruwa Sacred City
Through : Maradankadawala – Habarana
Distance: 103 km
Travel Time: 2 hours
Driving Directions: See on Google map
Through : Maradankadawala – Habarana
Distance: 103 km
Travel Time : 2 hours
Driving Directions: see on Google map

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