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Naipena Vihara

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

Introduction

Although popularly called Naipena Vihara. This is a Hindu devala complex. The ancient name of the complex or its builder is not known. The present name probably derives from the Vishnu Shrine located in the northern sector of the shrine complex. The shrine located in the southern sector is the largest Siva temple in Polonnaruwa and the well near it is also and early work. The largest hoard of Hindu bronzes was recovered from this site.

Key

  • Vishnu Devala
  • Siva Devale
  • Well