Thuparama Image House , Polonnaruwa


Thuparama Image House
Thuparama Image House, Polonnaruwa

Thuparama Pilimage is another Gedige type image house surviving from Polonnaruwa era.

Thuparama Image House

Located left side of the Polonnaruwa Dalada maluwa and both walls and roof were made out of bricks Length of this image house is 84 feet and width is 56 feet. The thicknesss of the wall is 7 feet.

Thuparama Image House
Both walls and roof were made out of bricks

Thuparama Image House
Thuparama Image House, Polonnaruwa

There was a seating Buddha statue in middle of the house which was made out of bricks. But it’s no longer there due to treasure hunters or may be south Indian invaders in Polonnaruwa era. But you can see there are few other Buddha statues, which are made out of lime stones.

Thuparama Image House
Location where Buddha statue was located

The creator or the original name of this structure is not known.

Thuparama Image House
Thuparama Image House

Thuparama Image House

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