Kumara Pokuna, Polonnaruwa


Kumara Pokuna
Kumara Pokuna

Kumara Pokuna (Prince pond ) is located close to the palace complex of the Pollonarauwa ancient city During those days, Royal baths were must include item in ancient palace complex design. This pond is located in lower level than the complex and it that makes the easy flow of water to the pond.

Kumara Pokuna
Kumara Pokuna

Kumara Pokuna was built during the king Parakumbahu time ( 1153-1186 AD). According to the archeologists, this must be the pond named as "Sila Pokkharani", referred in Mahawansa. And they believe that this pond belongs to "Nandana Uyana", great king Prarakaramabahu's Royal Park.

Kumara Pokuna
Kumara Pokuna

Kumara pond is square in shape. The nearby canal was the watercourse for this pond and an outlet is allows to drain out the used water. Water flows in to the pond via two Makarara sprouts which are located besides the entrance.
The pavilion located by the pond was used as the changing room.

Kumara Pokuna
Kumara Pokuna



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