Kasuprad Parivena of Polonnaruwa Kingdom

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Hidden between Rankoth Vehera and Menik Vehera, Kasuprad Parivena is a small monastery which is not visited by any pilgrim.

This monastery is presumed to be the Kaduprad Parivena built by king Kassapa V (aka Abhaya Salamevan) who reigned from the Anuradhapura kingdom between 914-923 CE. This is supported by the occurrence of the name Kasapurad Parivena in inscription dated to the 10th Century discovered near this site.

Moreover its architectural design suggests that it belongs to the pancavasa type which was prevalent at that time period. Ruins of various buildings located around the central terrace indicate that a large number of monks had been residing here.

The central building is built on a elevated platform with a small Stupa, a Bo tree shrine and a image house among number of other buildings.

References

  1. Silva, R. et al. (2007) History and Archaeology of Sri Lanka Volume II – The Art and Archaeology of Sri Lanka I – . Padukka, Sri Lanka: Central Cultural Fund.

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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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