Pothgula Ruins near Singha Pokuna of Mihintale – මිහින්තලේ සිංහ පොකුණ අසළ ඇති පොත්ගුල ණටබුන්

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Pothgula Ruins near Singha Pokuna of Mihintale - මිහින්තලේ සිංහ පොකුණ අසළ ඇති පොත්ගුල ණටබුන්
Pothgula Ruins near Singha Pokuna of Mihintale – මිහින්තලේ සිංහ පොකුණ අසළ ඇති පොත්ගුල ණටබුන්
source : අසිරිමත් මිහින්තලය.

Sinha Pokuna is where the one of the best animal carvings of Anuradhapura period can be found in the country. On a higher terrace from Singha Pokuna ruins, about 50 meters away lies another group of buildings hidden from the traveller and unknown to many.

This site is called Pothgula (the library). When the education of both lay and clergy was centered around temples in the ancient past, only the temples had libraries and acted as the keepers of the ancient knowledge left written in Ola leaves. Very little is known about the buildings at Pothgula. However the massive rock door frame of the main building is easily recognisable to someone exploring this site.

References

  • දිසානායක, සෙ. (2017). අසිරිමත් මිහින්තලය.

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Driving Directions to Mihintale

Mihinthalawa can be reached through many routes from Colombo. The two main routes are through Puttlam (Puttalama) and though Kurunegala. Traveling from Puttlam you will pass scenic Wilpattu area. the From Kurunegala there are two main routes to Mihintale. The most common route is through Dambulla. The other route is though Galgamuwa. Out of all the routes, the commonly used is the Kurunegala – Dambulla route (Route 2).

Route 01 from Colombo to Mihintale (A3) Route 02 from Colombo to Mihintale
Though : Negambo – Chillaw – Puthlam
Distance from colombo :211 km
Travel time : 3.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
Through : Ambepussa – Kurunegala – Dambulla
distance from Colombo : 213 km
Travel time : 3.5 hours
Driving Directions : see on google maps
Route 03 from Colombo to Mihintale

Route from Anuradhapura to Mihintale

Though : Ambepussa – Kurunegala – Padeniya – Thambuthegama
distance from Colombo :220 km
Travel time : 3.45 hours
Driving directions : see on google map
distance from Anuradhapura :15 km
Travel time : 40 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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