Sakwala Chakraya or the STARGATE of Ranmasu Uyana, Sri Lanka (සක්වල චක්‍රය)

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Hidden on the side of a boulder face at the Ran Masu Uyana ( The Royal Goldfish Park) sandwiched between the Tissa Wewa and the Isurumuniya Rock Temple at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka is a unique artefact of Ancient Sri Lanka which is locally known as “Bawa Chakraya” or the “Sakwala Chakraya”

The centre of the chakra is filled by a large circle comprising seven concentric rings, within a square 1 ft 2 in., to which cross lines are drawn vertically and horizontally from the encircling hand, cutting the chakra into quadrants. Further, parallel lines divide the circles vertically into ten strips, or slices, varying in width from 3 in. to 9 in., but matching to the left and right of the central vertical line.

This circular petroglyph is 6 feet in diameter with strange symbols and has attracted historians and archaeologists, pre-historic investigators to believers of extraterrestrials.

According to the Archaeological Survey Report of HCP Bell in 1911, the centre of the chakra is filled by a large circle comprising seven concentric rings, within a square 1 ft 2 in., to which cross lines are drawn vertically and horizontally from the encircling hand, cutting the chakra into quadrants. Further, parallel lines divide the circles vertically into ten strips, or slices, varying in width from 3 in. to 9 in., but matching to the left and right of the central vertical line.

A sketch of the petroglyph
A sketch of the petroglyph

All strips but the outer two are bisected by the horizontal baseline and subdivided into dual or quadripartite partitions.  The outermost strips, un-bisected, contain a single small circle, quadrisected by cross lines, and a figure of phallic suggestion.

In each of the penultimate divisions right and left is a tiny circle in line with the horizontal bisection of the chakra, but nothing else. In the third pair are shown four more quadrisected circles, two and two, one in each of the upper and lower partitions left and right.

The fourth strip to the right contains four more such circles, bigger, and each in a separate partition. But that to the left has compressed its circles into a quadripartite panel below the horizontal baseline; leaving the upper panel free for four distinct diagrams – the second seven-ringed circle (differing only in size from its larger counterpart in the centre of the chakra), beneath which are two umbrella~like emblems, and a pinnated three forked figure -the whole intertwined by a fret.

Each of the eight divisions of the fifth strips, which meet as one broad band, above and below the concentric ringed circle on either side of the central vertical line of the chakra holds one of the small circles with cross lines; the two left upper partitions containing also a square and a wavy diagonal line. Outside all these divisions is the 4-inch tier or band bounding the chakra.

Bell believes this petroglyph is the ancients’ understanding of the universe and considers this as a cosmographical chart of the universe or a “map of the worlds” as described in the ancient Buddhist texts.  He also rightfully believes that this would be perhaps the oldest map in existence in the world.

The Anuradhapura kingdom was in existence from about 400 BC to about 1000 AD but some believe this artefact to be at least 5000 years old and connect it to the period of King Ravana.

Extraterrestrial Theorists believe that this is a Stargate of an ancient lost civilization who travelled the world with this extraterrestrial invention. Other similar star gates have been found at a Puerta de Hayu Marka or The Gateway to The Gods in Peru close to Lake Titicaca and at the Abu Sir Pyramid complex.

Irrespective of the origin of this artefact, it has amazed the world for hundreds of years and will continue to amaze the world for the next 100 years.

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Map of Sakwala Chakraya in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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Travelling Directions to Sakwala Chakraya in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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

Route 01 from Colombo to AnuradhapuraRoute 02 from Colombo to Anuradhapura
Through : Negombo – Chilaw – Puttalam
Distance from Colombo : 210 km
Travel time : 4.30- 5.00 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google map
Through : Katunayake Expressway – Central Expressway – Kurunegala – Dambulla
Distance from Colombo : 223 km
Travel Time : 4.30- 5.00 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google maps
Route 03 from Colombo to AnuradhapuraRoute from Kandy to Anuradhapura
Through : Katunayake Expressway – Narammala – Wariyapola – Padeniya – Thambuthegama
Distance from Colombo :203 km
Travel Time : 4.30- 5.00 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google map
Through : Katugastota – Matale – Dambulla
Distance from Colombo :136 km
Travel Time : 3.5 hours
Driving Directions : see on Google map
Route from Anuradhapura Railway Station to Sakwala Chakraya
Distance : 3 km
Travel time : 10 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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