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Polonnaruva, medieval capital of Sri Lanka

Anuradha Seneviratna

Polonnaruva, medieval capital of Sri Lanka

an illustrated survey of ancient monuments

by Anuradha Seneviratna

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Published by Archaeological Survey Dept. in Colombo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Polonnaruwa (Sri Lanka),
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Polonnaruwa.
    • Subjects:
    • Buddhist antiquities -- Sri Lanka -- Polonnaruwa,
    • Monuments -- Sri Lanka -- Polonnaruwa,
    • Polonnaruwa (Sri Lanka) -- Antiquities

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-294).

      StatementAnuradha Seneviratna.
      ContributionsSri Lanka. Purāvidyā Depārtamēntuva.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS490.P6 S46 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination310 p. :
      Number of Pages310
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL159062M
      ISBN 109559159038
      LC Control Number99934760
      OCLC/WorldCa41612800

      The Medieval history of Sri Lanka is dated from the end the of Anuradhapura Kingdom, in , to the start of British Colonial occupation in Kingdom of Ruhuna(B.C - B.C ) The first king of the Rohana Kingdom was King was the brother of King Dewanampiyathissa in Anuradhapura main Kingdom. after king Mahanaga, his son Yatalathissa came as the new king in built. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

        A. Sutherland - - The beautiful ancient city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka was a place where powerful kings ruled years ago. Polonnaruwa (also sometimes called Kandavuru Camp City) was proclaimed to the capital by King Vijayabahu I in the 11th Century, A.D and thus replaced Anuradhapura, which was plundered and abandoned due to attacking and invading . The world's first museum was built in Sri Lanka years ago. It housed the parts of the ship that brought the Bodhi sapling to Sri Lanka from India in 3rd century BC. Sri Maha Bodhi (Sacred Bo-Tree). The world's first recorded ( BC) wildlife and nature reserve.

      The history of Sri Lanka is intertwined with the history of the broader Indian subcontinent and the surrounding regions, comprising the areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia and Indian Ocean.. The earliest human remains found on the island of Sri Lanka date to ab years ago (Balangoda Man).. The proto-historical period begins roughly in the 3rd century, based on Prakrith chronicles like. He was removed by general Parakkama who consecrated the Mahesi Lilavati () once again. After about seven months had passed, there landed with a Pandu army the King Parakkama Pandu (), deposed the Queen and her general and after he had cleared Lanka from the briers (of revolt), ruled the realm in Polonnaruva for three years.


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Polonnaruva, medieval capital of Sri Lanka by Anuradha Seneviratna Download PDF EPUB FB2

Polonnaruva, medieval capital of Sri Lanka: an Archaeological Survey Dept., - History - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are image Buddha statues Buddhist building built by Parakramabahu canal cave century cetiya chapter house chronicle citadel city of Polonnaruva Council Chamber Culavamsa dagaba.

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[Anuradha Seneviratna; Sri Lanka. Purāvidyā Depārtamēntuva.]. Polonnaruwa The Mediaeval Capital of Sri Lanka. Polonnaruwa was a great city in Sri Lanka which came in to prominence during its' brief period of 2 Centuries of Sri Lankan history, being second only to the ancient city of Anuradhapura in ancient cultural heritage.

About the Book Sri Lankan Monastic Architecture is the Second Volume in the outstanding Studies on Sri Lanka Series, deals with the Monastic Architecture of Sri Lanka, based on a historical significance of Polonnoruva, the medieval Capital of Sri Lanka, which is called Palasthipura in Medieval times.

The situation of Polonnaruva midway between the earlier capital of Anuradhapura & Rohana. The Transitional period of Sri Lanka spans from the end of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa, into the start of the Crisis of the Sixteenth period is characterised by the succession of capitals that followed the fall of the Polonnaruwa Kingdom and the creation of the Jaffna kingdom.

Exploring the Medieval Hinterland of Polonnaruva. A research project of the Department of Archaeology. Background. Polonnaruva was the capital of Sri Lanka from AD toand was a highly planned urban centre surrounded by a ring of religious monuments including Buddhist stupas and Hindu temples.

Language: English Pages: (73 B/W Illustrations) About the Book Sri Lankan Monastic Architecture is the Second Volume in the outstanding Studies on Sri Lanka Series, deals with the Monastic Architecture of Sri Lanka, based on a historical significance of Polonnoruva, the medieval Capital of Sri Lanka, which is called Palasthipura in Medieval times.

Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka Polonnaruwa (Sinhalese – පොළොන්නරුව Tamil – பொலநறுவை was the country’s capital from the 11 th – 13 th Century.

Located approximately km from Kandy, Polonnaruwa was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to its abundance of historic remains. Polonnaruwa was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka, built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD and is a world heritage site. There was so much to see.

So much we wanted to find out. It's gets extremely ho K TripAdvisor reviews. Prof. Anuradha Seneviratna (J - July 9, ) was a renowned Sri Lankan scholar.

He wrote many scholarary works and he was a Senior Professor in the Department of Sinhala, University of has also worked in University of Colombo and was the Director of the Institute of Aesthetic Studies. He was educated at Dharmaraja College, Kandy. History of Sri Lanka: From Earliest Times Up to the Sixteenth Century.

Siriweera. Dayawansa Jayakody & Company, Jan 1, - Sri Lanka - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What administrative Aggabodhi Alagakkonara ancient Sri Lanka areas Aryacakravarti Bhuvanekabahu Buddha Buddhist Buddhist monks canals capital centres. Historical Background. There are a number of excellent historical studies of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

Whereas Gombrich and Perera provide a history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka over the longue durée, most studies focus on a particular period: the Anurādhapura period (AdikaramRahula ), the Polonnaruva period (Panditha ), the medieval period (Ilangasinha ), and the.

Introduction. The medieval capital of Polonnaruva in northern Sri Lanka has a foundation dated to around the 11 th to 13 th centuries CE and covers an area of around hectares. The site has undergone archaeological survey and investigations from the early colonial period to the recent excavations in the s (Seneviratna91; Prematilleke a; b; c; ; ).

Since the end of the Kingdom of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa became the capital of medieval Lanka between the 11th and 13th centuries. Polonnaruwa comprises extraordinary archeological evidence of architectural monuments, excellent artistic creations and all necessary features of an ancient city.

Considering these aspects the UNESCO declared Polonnaruwa a World Heritage Site in   View the range of impressive ruins from this ancient centre of Sri Lankan power and culture.

Polonnaruva, medieval capital of Sri Lanka: An illustrated survey of ancient monuments Jan 1, by Anuradha Seneviratna Paperback. of the Polonnaruva Period Medieval Lanka - 9th to 13th century AD the capital in the south of the island to which the Sinhala court had been obliged to move as a result of Rajaraja's conquests.

Lanka was freed from the Cholas by Vijayabahu in /1. The ensuing century and a half is often known as the Polonnaruwa age. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa became the second capital of what we now know as Sri Lanka after the Cholas had plundered the former capital of Anuradhapura and took hold in Polonnaruwa.

Turbulent times followed until King Parakramabahu conquered the city, as well as the rest of the island. When South Indian invaders sacked the early capital of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa became the second medieval capital of Sri Lanka, from the 11th century to the end of the early part of the 13th century.

The early history of Polonnaruwa. 3 As the former capital city, Polonnaruva has the largest number of Hindu temples from that period. The C?las also built temples in Padaviya and Kantalay in the northeast, and in Mantota in the northwest. See S. Pathmanathan, Hindu Temples of Sri Lanka (Colombo: Kumaran Book House, ).

The medieval period of Sri Lanka begins with the fall of Anuradhapura Kingdom. In ADthe invasion of Chola emperor Rajaraja I forced the then Sri Lankan ruler Mahinda V to flee to the southern part of the country.

Taking advantage of this situation, Rajendra I, son of Rajaraja I, launched a large invasion.Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital of Sri Lanka and one of the famouse historical places of the island, rose to fame after the decline of Anuradhapura. The largest man-made reservoir, the Parakrama Samudraya, was built during King Parakramabahu’s reign and it is larger then Colombo harbour.Polonnaruwa, which became the capital of Sri Lanka following the decline of Anuradhapura, was to witness the Sinhalese Buddhist civilization reaching still greater heights.

The vast irrigation network with reservoirs that look like natural in-land seas sustained such epic scales in rice cultivation, during the reign of king Parakramabahu the.