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.
Map of Archaeological Ruins of Girandurukotte
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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
Driving directions : see on google map