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Northern Gate and the Main Street

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

Introduction

Here is the northern gate of the city of Polonnaruva enclosed by high ramparts, the chambers on either side of the gate must be guard rooms, and nearby are small Hindu shrines. Either side of the main street running across the main gate is fortified with walls and the adjacent small rooms may be trade stalls. There is evidence that there had been a properly laid out intricate drainage system on either side of the street.

Key

  • Vishnu Devale
  • Ganesa Devale
  • Siva Devale
  • Main Street