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Shiva Kovil (no. 2) of Polonnauwa Kingdom – ශිව දේවාලය (අංක 2)

Shiva Kovil (no. 2) of Polonnaruwa Kingdom

This Shiva Kovil is considered to be one of the oldest buildings of the Polonnaruwa Kingdom to survive the ravages of time. This Shiva kovil is thought to be built by Tamil invaders (10th century) who initially establish their capital in Polonnaruwa.

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Pabalu Vehera at Polonnaruwa – පබලු වෙහෙර

Pabalu Vehera

The origin of this unusually shaped Pabalu Vehera stupa is unknown but it is believed to been built by one of the king Parakramabahu’s ( 1153-1186 AD) consorts, queen Rupawathi.

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Oth Pilimaya at Dalada Maluwa in Polonnaruwa – ඔත් පිළිමය

Oth Pilimaya at Dalada Maluwa

Oth Pilimaya at the ancient city of Polonnaruwa is a ancient statue house lying in the Dalada Maluwa. The Buddha Statue is in a resting position on a pedestal and is made completely of bricks.

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Statue of Bodhisattva at Dalada Maluwa of Polonnaruwa – බෝධිසත්ව පිලිමය

Statue of Boddhisathwa

This statue lies in the center of the Dalada Maluwa at a slightly elevated ground. The arms of the statue are missing. It is unclear whether this is a statue of King Nissanga Malla (1187-1196) or a Statue of bodhisattva

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Polonnaruwa Vatadage (The Stupa House) – වටදාගෙය

Polonnaruwa Vatadage

This beautiful Vatadage or Stupa House has been built before the time of Nissanga Malla (1187-1196) but he has carried out major renovations on this building. So what you see today is probably his work.

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Kumara Pokuna in Ancient city of Polonnaruwa – කුමාර පොකුණ

Kumara Pokuna

Lying inside the inner city with the Palace Complex, passing the Royal Court of King Parakramabahu you can reach this Kumara Pokuna pond made out of stone slabs. This tank has been used during the period of King Parakramabahu ( 1153-1186).

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