Polonnaruwa Watadage

POLONNARUW WATADAGE

A great ancient architectural creation PolonnaruwaWatadage is locatedat a sacred area called PolonnaruwaDaladaMaluwa. It is believed that Polonnaruwawatadage had been built during the reign of king parakramabahu 1 to hold the tooth relic of the lord Buddha or during the reign of king NissankaMalla of Polonnaruwa to hold the alms bowl used by the Buddha.

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Watadage

Watadage is two stone platforms decorated with figured stone carving to protect a small stupa. Sadakadapahana( moonstone) , muragala ( guardstnes), statue of a Buddha and some of the carvings prove that there is an amazing architectural background at that period. Although some archeologists have suggested that it also had a wooden roof, this theory is disputed by others.

LOCATION

Polonnaruwa Watadage is located in the ancient city of polonnaruwa. It is 227.6 km away from Colombo.

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