Ikkapallama Sri Dakshinarama Rajamaha Viharaya Ruins (ඉක්කපල්ලම ශ්‍රී දක්‍ෂිනාරාම රජමහා විහාරය නටබුන්)

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Ikkapallama Sri Dakshinarama Rajamaha Viharaya Ruins - ඉක්කපල්ලම ශ්‍රී දක්‍ෂිනාරාම රජමහා විහාරය  නටබුන්
Ikkapallama Sri Dakshinarama Rajamaha Viharaya Ruins – ඉක්කපල්ලම ශ්‍රී දක්‍ෂිනාරාම රජමහා විහාරය නටබුන්

Ikkapallama is a village situated on the left bank of Kirindi Oya. During the survey exploration in the year 1999, one area of this village has been identified as an ancient site. This is the area around the present Buddhist monastery Sri Dakshinarama Rajamaha Viharaya of Ikkapallama. The topography shows a gradual slope extending southward suggesting that this area was a mound prior to the modern landscape changes occurring.

An area with a dense scatter of ancient pottery and beads can be seen on the summit of the mound. The present Buddhist monastery seems to have been located at the place where the ancient village monastery was situated judging from the position of several stone pillars. These pillars are undressed and probably were incorporated into a permanent building structure at that time (see figure below).

Plan of the ancient monastery at Ikkapallama
Plan of the ancient monastery at Ikkapallama

References

  • Somadeva, R., 2006. URBAN ORIGINS IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA. Doctoral Thesis in Archaeology. Uppsala University.

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