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Pabalu Vehera

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

Introduction

Located to the south of the main street which provides access to the ancient city of polonnaruva from the eastern gate it is popularity believed that this may be the stupa supposed to have been built by Queen Rupavati , a consort of king Parakramabahu the Great (1153 – 1186 A.D.) But there is no definitive evidence about its ancient name or the builder the popular name pabalu vehera may derive from the recovery of beads (Pabalu) in the vicinity. Around the stupa there are several image houses. Especial feature of this stups is the narrow staircase in three flights at the south providing access to the top of the basal tiers.

Key

  • Stups
  • Buddha Image Houses
  • staircase