Velaikkara Slab inscription, Polonnaruwa


Polonnaruwa Dalada Viharaya ( Tooth Relic Temple) was create by king Vijayabahu 1 who ruled Sri Lanka from 1055 to 1110 AD. On the left hand side of Dalada Viharaya, you can see a granite slab with inscription done in Tamil language.

Polonnaruwa Atadageya

This inscriptions says that Polonnaruwa Dalada Viharaya was done by "Nagaragiri Deva", a commander of the army on the order of king Vijayabahu. Then ordered Velaikkara regiment to protect the Tooth Relic. That regiment functioned as kings personal guards. On kings instructions, Bhikkus were brought from Burma ( Ramanna ) and unity was established among the three nikaya. He also conducted Dalada Perahera annually.

Polonnaruwa Atadageya

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