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Satmahal Prasada

  Province North Central
  District Polonnaruva
  Nearest Town Polonnaruva
  Period 1153 – 1186 A.D.
  Ruler King Parakramabahu the Great

Introduction

Although known as satmahal Prasada its ancient name or other facts of this edifice are not known. Despite the fact that there is reference in the Mahavamsa that king Parakramabahu the Great (1153 – 1186 A.D.) built a satmahal Prasade in Polonnaruwa. There is no positive evidence that it is this building. Built in the stepped pyramidal form, this seven – storied structure many be a stupa of a rare kind it bears a close similarity to the stupa at wat kukut in lamphun, Thailand. The architectural features common in south – east. Asian countries are also visible in this building.