Hidden Archaeological Ruins of Girandurukotte (ගිරාඳුරුකෝට්ටේ සැඟවුණු බොදු නටබුන්)

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Girandurukotte is a small agricultural town populated in the 1980’s with the Mahaweli Development scheme lying 17 kms away from Mahiyanganaya town on the Polonnaruwa road. Hidden behind the Girandurukotte Central Collage, lies a conserved remains of a small aramic complex hidden from anybody’s view.

The stupa is built on a square platform enclosed by a brick wall. 3 brick steps are found on one side to enter in to the platform. These steps are enclosed within a pair of exquisitely carved balustrades (Korawak Gal) representing the mythical Makara at the top. The sides are carved with a lion figure and a pillar with equal skill. At the foot of the stairs lies a moonstone with a simple carving.

Water collected on the platform is drained through mouths of more stone carved Makara figures. Stone pillars of an ancient building is found Infront of the stupa.

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Travel Directions to Archaeological Ruins of Girandurukotte

Route from Mahiyangana to Archaeological Ruins of Girandurukotte
Through : Polonnaruwa Road
Distance : 18 km
Travel time : 30 mins
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