Thursday, March 29, 2018

Dehadu Kadulla

Dehadu Kadulla is an ancient monument located in the village of Kadadora in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka.

In the ancient times, there were four main entrances called Gal Dora, Kada Dora, Wata Dora and Niyamgam Dora, to enter into Maya Rata. The Kada Dora entrance which is also called Dehadu Kadulla is the only existing entrance present day. According to a folk tale, Kada Dora entrance was the place where prince Dutugemunu hid his sward (Magul Kaduwa) when he was coming from Ruhuna to Maya Rata seeking the security.

The entrance is about 2.17 meters tall and 1.85 meters width and has been constructed using the rubble and rock boulders (Abeywardana, 2004).

Kadadora Dehadu Kadulla is a protected archaeological monument, declared by a Gazette notification published on 6 June 2008.
References
1) Performance Report., 2011: Colombo. Planing and Monitoring Section, Department of Archaeology, p.289.
2) Abeywardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka.  p.239.
3) The Gazette of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, no 1553, 6 June 2008. p.526.

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