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Ruins

Pond I

  Province North Central
  District Anuradhapura
  Nearest Town Anuradhapura
  Period Unknown
  Ruler Unknown

Introduction

A Unique feature in C Buddhist monastery the pond (Pokkharani) is an artistic creation used to store water for various purposes This rectangular pond built with stone slabs within the sacred area may have been used to obtain water for religious purposes. Within a stone casket in the pond were found water – related bronze animal figures and the figure of Goddess Lakshmi these are now exhibited in the museum.