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Ruins

Jantaghara

  Province North Central
  District Anuradhapura
  Nearest Town Anuradhapura
  Period 6 - 11 centuries A.D.
  Ruler Unknown

Introduction

Jantaghara is the steam bath where sick monks applied various kinds of medicine and clay on their bodies and bathed. The interior floor was paved with stone slabs and provision had been made to drain off the used water. This has a square ground plane with brick walls supporting a roof. Windows and doors are placed in such manner as to maintain the temperature within the building to the second half at the Anuradhapura period.