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Lotus Pond

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

Introduction

The shape of the pond, built in the form of a full blown lotus flower, gives it the name, Lotus pond. This falls within the premises of the Jetavanarama (monastery) built by king Parakramabahu the Great (1153 – 1186 A.D.) and according to Mahavamsa, eight such ponds have been built. Ruins of several such ponds have also been discovered during explorations within the limits of this monastery.