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Things to do in Polonnaruwa

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11. Pothgul Viharaya Sri Lanka - Polonnaruwa

Pothgul Viharaya Sri Lanka

Pothgul Vehera of the old Polonnaruwa Kingdom is found some separation from the statue and thought to be a Buddhist library complex and a place where the Buddhist works were examined and lived. The first name of this Aramaic complex is not known.

This block building is based on 4 phases. On the third stage there are 9 structures which are thought to be spots where the ministers lived. On the exceptionally beat floor there is a round working with a vault molded rooftop. The rooftop is no more in the building. Be that as it may, on the dividers it is as yet conceivable to see the sections of artistic creations which have made due under the strengths of nature for more than 800 years. This Aramaic complex is thought to be worked by King Parakramabahu (1153-1186).

Pothgul Viharaya is a Gedige sort structure, work amidst the square shape organize. The fascinating point in this building is the roundabout structure in the center, appears the principle library, made out of block. The round shape rooftop even made out of blocks it appears. There are staying of four little stupas at the four corners of the floor. Out of it there are staying of the few structures which were utilized as awasa ( private cells where Bikkus live).


12. Rankoth Vehera - Polonnaruwa

Rankoth Vehera

Rankoth ( Rankot) Vehera (Goldern Pinnacle) Stupa, is the fourth biggest stupa in the nation after Ruwanveli Seya, Jetawanarama and Abhayagiriya in Anuradhapura. Worked by King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196), it is 55 meters in tallness 185 meters in circuit. This is the biggest Stupa in Polonnaruwa. Starting name of this has been "Ruwanmali dagaba" and this is a presumably an endeavor to manufacture a comparable Stupa to the Ruwanveli Seya of Anuradhapura. A stone engraving east to the Stupa depicts how the King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196) managed to the work of this temple sitting at that place.

The monitor stones at the menik vehera is likewise one of a kind. By and large in favor of the monitor stone you can discover a cutting of a bull. Be that as it may, on the protect stones at the passage of the Menik vehera this bull has been supplanted by an elephant. Rankoth Vehera is a stupa situated in the old city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. The stupa was worked by Nissanka Malla of Polonnaruwa, who governed the nation from 1187 to 1196.

Rankoth Vehera is structure made entirely of brick, and has a base diameter of 550 feet (170 m) and a height of 108 feet (33 m). However, the original shape of the stupa, particularly its upper portion, has been changed during renovation work carried out by later rulers and it is estimated that the original height of Rankoth Vehera may have been almost 200 feet (61 m).


13. Sathmahal Prasada - Polonnaruwa

Sathmahal Prasada

This pyramid-molded, seven storied building called Sathmahal Prasadaya is thought to be an uncommonly formed stupa worked amid the Polonnaruwa Period (eleventh - thirteenth century).

There are 4 known square formed stupa's in Sri Lanka. The most well known is the Sathmahal Prasadaya. Whatever is left of the 3 stupas can be found in the old Anuradhapura kingdom which are once in a while gone by the travelers. One of these stupa's is Nakha Vehera. The other 2 has a place with the Abhayagiriya Monastic Complex. One of them is known as Indikatu Seya (otherwise known as Prasada Stupa). Alternate lies west of Eth Pokuna on the western fringe of the Abhayagiri Monastery.

It is said that comparative Stupa's to Sathmahal Prasadaya can be found in Cambodia and in Siam. It is thought this has been worked for the Cambodian officers who were working under the lord as place of love. The building has four doorways from four sides. Likewise there is stair case to achieve the upper levels. The individual who manufactured it, the first name of it or the reason for existing is as yet a secret.

This is made out of block and is more than 30 feet (9 meters) in tallness. This structure is situated inside the Dalada Maluwa of the Ancient city of Polonnaruwa


14. Shiva Devalaya - Polonnaruwa

Shiva Devalaya

This Shiva Kovil is thought to be one of the most seasoned structures of the Polonnaruwa Kingdom to survive the assaults of time. This Shiva kovil is thought to be worked by Tamil trespassers (tenth century) who at first set up their capital in Polonnaruwa. This building is totally worked out of stone finely laid with impeccable accuracy. Because of this reason, this is one of the very much saved curios of the old kingdom.

The Shiva Devalaya ( No 1) is situated in Polonnaruwa old city between the Royal Palace complex and the hallowed Quadrangle. The developer of this Hindu Shrine is not plainly recognized. In any case, its trusted this was developed in thirteenth century AD by south Indian trespassers. This was built by the Pandya building style.

This Devalaya is assemble for the most part with the stonework, which were done unequivocally and no putting were done to associate the stone blocks to each other.You can see the stone Shiva lingam inside, its still worshiped by the general population these days even. At present you can't see the top of this Shiva Devalaya, yet its trust that that was done in blocks.


15. Statue of King Parakramabahu in Polonnaruwa - Polonnaruwa

Statue of King Parakramabahu in Polonnaruwa

The statue close to the Potgul Vehera in Polonnaruwa, generally known as the statue of Parakramabahu I, is a stone figure going back to the Polonnaruwa time of antiquated Sri Lanka. Its character is unverifiable, in spite of the fact that the generally acknowledged hypothesis is that it is a statue of Parakramabahu I. Be that as it may, it has additionally been proposed as the statue of a sage. Cut on a vast rock, the statue portrays a lofty figure with a grave expression, grasping a book or burden.

This perfectly cut statue stands 11½ feet (3.5 meters) in tallness and cut into a semi-roundabout shake. Prevalent thinking is this is the statue of ruler Parakramabahu (1153-1186) along these lines for the most part known as the Parakramabahu Statue. . Another conviction is this is a statue of an Indian consecrated minister (presumably "Kapila" of "Pulasthi"). The long facial hair and the mustache, the hair, the garments, and the body with a marginally expansive stomach are not what you would anticipate from a statue of an awesome ruler.

Independent of who this speak to, this is a very excellent and interesting statue demonstrating the most abnormal amount of craftsmanship of the stone cutting architects of that time. This statue can be come to by going around 1 ½ kilometers along the Parakrama Samudraya dam. There is a little unidentified and devastated Chethya nearer to this statue. It is accepted by some this is the graveyard of ruler Parakramabahu and this stupa holds the remaining parts of the lord.


16. Thuparama Image House - Polonnaruwa

Thuparama Image House

The Thuparama Image House at the old capital of Polonnaruwa is one of only a handful couple of structures where you can see a rooftop totally made out of blocks. Nearly the entire building has made due more than 900 years inexplicably. The rooftop is a semi-round and hollow fit as a fiddle. The first name of this picture house is not known; along these lines the developer of this is likewise obscure. It is believed this was worked by a clergyman of King Parakramabahu (1153-1186) called Mahinda to house the tooth relic. Another conviction is this was worked by lord Vijayabahu I (1070-1110).

The dividers of this building are around 7 feet (2 meters) thick and inside an extensive seating Buddha statue has been kept. Nothings stay of this statue today. It is said that the eyes of this Buddha statue was inserted with valuable stones and the windows were planned in such a way the daylight would consider these stones and light the picture house.

Found left half of the Polonnaruwa Dalada maluwa and both dividers and rooftop were made out of blocks Length of this picture house is 84 feet and width is 56 feet. The thicknesss of the divider is 7 feet.There was a seating Buddha statue in center of the house which was made out of blocks. Be that as it may, it's no longer there because of fortune seekers or might be south Indian intruders in Polonnaruwa time. Be that as it may, you can see there are couple of other Buddha statues, which are made out of lime stones.


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