Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s awe inspiring medieval capital was set up as the main city of the land in the eleventh Century, A.D. It supplanted Anuradhapura, which was pillaged, made destroy and uncovered pitifully to the attacking armed forces from South India.
To see large portions of the relics uncovered from the site, for example, the stone lion which once protected the castle of King Nissanka Malla, or the fine Hindu bronzes uncovered from the remnants of the Siva Devale Temple – you may need to visit the National Museum in Colombo, where they are kept. Be that as it may, with the opening of the new Polonnaruwa Visitor Information Center and its historical center in 1998/9 a portion of the key shows were planned to come back to where they were found.
Parakrama Samudraya in Polonnaruwa
Parakrama Samudraya was worked by King Parakramabahu the colossal, is the biggest antiquated man-made water repository in Sri Lanka while it rules the western flank of the Polonnaruwa region. The colossal store spreading over a region of 2500 hectares and having a limit of 134 million cubic meters of water is the life saver to the horticultural locale of Polonnaruwa and its environment. The antiquated city of Polonnaruwa, 122 hectares in degree, spreading out to a separation of 5km from north to south and 3km from east to west, is additionally the recipient of cooling breezes of the Parakrama Samudraya.
Statue of King Parakramabahu in Polonnaruwa
On the Southern side of the Parakrama Samudraya and South of beautiful lakeside Rest house is another notable Polonnaruwa landmark: a striking rock cut statue of a man of honorable aura holding a pile of original copies.
The statue has created theories and contentions concerning its recognizable proof. The archeologists haven’t landed at a solid conclusion. The mold that ascents at a tallness of 3.5m is accepted to be that of King Parakramabahu the great.
Royal residence of King Parakramabahu in Polonnaruwa
Encased by defenses that are four groups in length and seven alliances wide, the Royal Citadel has many fascinating landmarks. Royal residence of King Parakramabahu more likely than not been a forcing structure once, luxuriously embellished and seven stories high. The rest of the dividers of the royal residence are of additional normal thickness and the waste framework is interesting. Somewhat further on, it is the nice looking regal shower, the Kumara Pokuna. Over the way is the lovely Royal Audience Hall – decorated with lion gateways, agile columns and a moonstone. (A carefully cut venturing stone).
Potgul Vehera in Polonnaruwa
100m south of the statue of King Parakramabahu ,at the southern end of the city outside the Royal Garden of Nandana Uyana is the Potgul Vehera, or the Library Monastery. A focal square porch houses the primary landmark, a round place of worship or library where the sacrosanct books were saved. It is encompassed four little dagobas.
The better acoustics of Potgul Vehera leads than the conclusion that the library had bent over as a hall on events to peruse the books, read the precepts of Buddhism and serenade the endowments called “Pirith” The structures called Potgul Vihara or library that was used for an indistinguishable purposes from the hallowed place at Polonnaruwa, can be found in a portion of the Buddhist landmarks as well.