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Kiri Vehera at Polonnaruwa – කිරි වෙහෙර

Polonnaruwa Kiri Vehera

This large stupa known as the Kiri Vehera of Polonnaruwa, lying north of Lankathilaka Pilima Ge is said to be built by a queen of king Parakramabahu (1153-1186) called “Subadra”.

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Lankathilaka Image House at Polonnaruwa – ලංකාතිලක පිලිමගෙය – පොලොන්නරුව

Lankatilaka Image House of Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa Lankathilaka Image House is a monolithic Buddha image house built by king Parakramabahu (1153-1186) lying on the South of Kiri Vehera.

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The Nagas in Sinhala sculpture

Sacred elements (Naga same term as serpent) consorted with the clouds bearing rain. These elements bestow upon the human world all the boons of earthly happiness such as abundance of crops, cattle, prosperity, offspring, health and long life. The following notes aim to examine the way of depicting in sculpture the genii, Naga presiding over the waters.

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