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Ruins

Atadage

  Province North Central
  District Polonnaruva
  Nearest Town Polonnaruva
  Period 1055-1110A.D.
  Ruler King Vijayabahu the Great

Introduction

This is the oldest building in the screed Quadrangle. This may be identified as the temple of the tooth built by King Vijayabahu the Great (1055-1110A.D.) this was a two storied building and in the upper floor were deposited the sacred tooth Relic and the wooden beams and was covered with clay tiles wear the building is an inscription in Tamil grantha script which says the protection at the sacred tooth Relic had been entrusted to the velaikkara soldiers who were the King’s private guards.

Key

  • Bodhisata Image