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Ruins

Thuparama Pilimage

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

Introduction

Although traditionally known as Thuparama its ancient name or builder is not known. This is the only moment among those in polonnaruwa .where the roof is well preserved. Structures of this type where the side walls and the roof are made of bricks without using wood are known as gedige. The ornamentation of the exterior walls shows the influence of south Indian architecture Vimana-panjara-kud design.

Key

  • Inscription
  • Bodhi-tree shrine
  • Inscription no 3