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Archaeological Museum-Kandy,Sri Lanka

During our last year visit to Sri Lanka,we were fortunate to visit the Archaeological Museum of Kandy.This is situated behind the Temple of Tooth Relic & earlier it was the King's palace.(Palace of King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe.) Below are some of the captures from the museum. The photos of the last King of Sri Lanka,Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe & his queen were...

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Potgul Vihara -Polonnaruwa

The ancient name or the builder of this monastery known as Potgul vehera  are  not known. But it has been suggested that it could be either the Kapila Vihara or Mandala Mandira built by King Parakramabahu the great (1153-1186 A.D.) According to a stone inscription found at the site, it has been renovated by Queen Chandrawathie,a consort of King Parakramabahu...

Parakramabahu Statue -Polonnaruwa

This statue can be found in Polonnarua, about 1.5km along the Parakrama Samudraya dam.(tank).The common believe is that this statue is of King Parakramabahu (1153-1186).The statue is 3.5m height & carved in a semicircular rock. The huge rock sculpture is a great witness for the unique craftsmanship of the Sri Lankans at that time. Another belief is that this...

Rankoth Vehera – Polonnaruwa,Sri Lanka

Rankoth Vehera is another construction by the King Nissanka Malla(1187 AD to 1196 AD).However some of historical information give the idea that King Nissank malla did only the renovation,but the Stupa was built  before him.Anyway this is a great symbol for the proud history of Polonnaruwa Kingdom. The stupa is 180feet high & claimed as the tallest stupa built during...