Polonnaruwa Rankoth Vehera Stupa


Rankoth Vehera Stupa
Rankoth Vehera Stupa

Rankoth Vehera (Golden Pinnacle Dagoba)was constructed by the king Nishanka Malla(1187 AD to 1196 AD). According to some of the historical facts this was constructed long before and the king Nissanka Malla did a renovation only. This stupa was constructed with in same shape as the Ruwanweli Maha Seya in Anuradhapura. Even according to the some historical facts, this was known as same name in those days.

 Pinnacle of the Rankoth Vehera Stupa
Pinnacle of the Rankoth Vehera

Rankoth Vehera Stupa
Buddha Statue in on the shirine room

This is 180 feet high and this is the tallest stupa build on Polonnaruwa period. Four "Vahalkada"s are around this Stupa and there are remaining of the shrine rooms located around this stupa premises. You can see the remaining of the sangawasa ( Where the bikkus lived) towards the north and south sides of the stupa. The Stupa and the shrine rooms are located in square stage, surrounded by a brick wall.

Rankoth Vehera Stupa
Rankoth Vehera Stupa - shrine rooms

Rankoth Vehera Stupa
Rankoth Vehera Stupa

Nisshanka Latha Mandapaya

Nisshanka Latha Mandapaya

Nisshanka Latha Mandapaya is located in the Polonnaruwa Dalada Maluwa, where the Tooth Relic of Load Buddha was located in Polonnaruwa period.
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Somawathiya

Somawathiya

Gregory Lake was build under the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. Read more about   Somawathiya »