Monday, October 21, 2019

Sun Moon Carved Rock, Ganemulla

Sun Moon carved rock at Ganemulla
The Sun Moon Carved Rock (also known as Ira Handa Gala) is a rock with the marks of the Sun & Moon situated in the vicinity of Ganemulla town in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. Located near the Ulukade junction the site can be reached by traveling along the Kadawatha - Ganemulla road about 650 m distance from the Ganemulla bus stand.

Folklore
Ira Handa Gala, Ganemulla
According to local beliefs, this rock has been inscribed during the 15th century A.D. to denote a boundary. Presently, it is situated in a non-cultivating fallow land.

A protected monument
The Sun & Moon carved boundary rock situated in the Grama Niladhari Division of Galahitiyawa in the Divisional Secretariat Division of Gampaha is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government gazette notification published on 22 November 2002.

References
1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka: No: 1264. 22 November 2002.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 26 October 2019

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