Sunday, May 30, 2021

Visnu Devale No. 2

Visnu Devale No. 2
Visnu Devalaya No. 2 is a ruined Hindu temple situated near the northern gate of the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.

History
The construction date or the builder of this shrine is not known (Wikramagamage, 2004). However, it is believed to have been constructed during the Cola Period of Sri Lanka (1017-1070 A.D.).
 
The temple
Only the stone basement of this shrine remains today. A statue of God Visnu which is said to have been found from the site is currently on the display in the Polonnaruwa Archaeological Museum. A replica of that statue has been placed at the present site. Two other shrines dedicated to God Ganesa and Siva (Siva Devale No. 7) are found in the vicinity of this shrine.
 
Visnu Devale No. 2 .
See also
References
1) Wikramagamage, C., 2004. Heritage of Rajarata: Major natural, cultural, and historic sites. Colombo. Central Bank of Sri Lanka. p.213.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 30 May 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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