Siva Devalaya( No 1), Polonnaruwa


Siva Devale, Polonnaruwa
Shiva Devale, Polonnaruwa

The Shiva Devalaya ( No 1) is located in Polonnaruwa old city between the Royal Palace complex and the sacred Quadrangle. The builder of this Hindu Shrine is not clearly identified. But its believed that this was constructed in 13th century AD by south Indian invaders. This was constructed according to the Pandya architectural style.

Shiva Devale, Polonnaruwa
Steps of the Shiva Devale, Polonnaruwa

This Devalaya is build mainly with the stonework, which were done very precisely and no plastering were done to connect the stone bricks to each other.

Shiva Devale, Polonnaruwa
Steps of the Shiva Devale, Polonnaruwa

You can see the stone Shiva lingam inside, its still worshiped by the people nowadays even. At present you can't see the roof of this Shiva Devalaya, but its believe that that was done in bricks.

Shiva lingam, Shiva Devale, Polonnaruwa
Shiva lingam in Shiva Devale, Polonnaruwa

Siva Devale, Polonnaruwa
Siva Devale, Polonnaruwa

Siva Devale, Polonnaruwa
Siva Devale, Polonnaruwa

Siva Devale, Polonnaruwa
Siva Devale, Polonnaruwa

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