Swastika Pokuna in Ancient city of Polonnaruwa (ස්වස්තික පොකුණ – පොලොන්නරුව පුරාණ අගනගරය)

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Swastika Pokuna or the Swastika Pond is one of the many ponds of the ancient Polonnaruwa kingdom. It lies away from the regular pilgrim path and is rarely visited by any pilgrim. This pond is believed to have been built by King Parakramabahu ( 1153-1186) and had been a part of the nearby ancient hospital complex which was built by King Parakramabahu for the use of sick bikkus.

This pond is considered one of the most beautiful ancient ponds in the country. It was declared an archaeological monument and was conserved by the Central Cultural Fund recently.

Swastika Pokuna or the Swastika Pond was restored some time ago by the Central Cultural Fund. But in 2013 July the centre of this pond had been dug by treasure hunters and a 2½ feet x 2½ feet hole dug to about about 3 feet deep was discovered.

The still neglected Swastika Pokuna lies in a forested area south of Rankot Viharaya and close to the Polonnaruwa Archaeological Office / Circuit Bungalow.

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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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