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The current Hanguranketha Pothgul Maliga Rajamaha Viharaya was built by a buddhist priest called Poholiyadde Thero in ...
  • Hanguranketa ancient palace. The current Hanguranketha Pothgul Maliga Rajamaha Viharaya was built by a buddhist priest called Poholiyadde Thero in 1830 when the casket of his offering which he carried was firmly bound to this ground when he rested it on this land. According to legend, the priest was on a pilgrimage and he spent on night on this ground. Next day when he was preparing to leave, the casket carrying his offering could not be moved from the place he left it the previous day. The priest considering this an omen, wowed to build a temple on this ground which was called Sangaruwanketha ( now Hanguranketha). It is also believed that this temple is built on the ruins of Devram Vehera which was in existing during Polonnaruwa Kingdom (1070 – 1236). It is recorded that that the kings Sri Weera Parakrama Narendrasinghe (1707 – 1739) and Sri Vijaya Rajasinghe (1739 -1747) used Hanguranketha as the second capital to Kandy and had palace built in this town. But in 1808 this palace which was then used by Sri Wickrama Rajasinhe (1798 – 1815), the last king of Sri Lanka was burned to the ground by the British forces under a major Johnson. This palace would have been grandeur based on the writings of Robert Knox who was a free roaming prisoner of King Rajasinhe. Today we can see the massive granite entrance, door frames, dragon carvings, moonstones, finely decorated pillars, steps and many other granite artifacts which has been used to build the Pothgul Viharaya which became the Pothgul Maliga Rajamaha Viharaya since the temple was built with the material from the ‘Hanguranketha Maligawa’ (Hanguranketha palace) . It is also said that special copper tiles were imported from Spain to tile the roof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #hanguranketha #hanguranketa #palace #srilankahistory #temple #srilankatemple #srilanka #pothgultemple #architecture #architecturephotography #ancientsrilanka #ancient #srilankatravel #photography #photooftheday #tbt #l4l #f4f #s4s #like4like #picoftheday #likeforfollow #likeforlike #followers #follower #likesreturned #follow4followback #like #shoutout
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  • Hanguranketa ancient palace.
The current Hanguranketha Pothgul Maliga Rajamaha Viharaya was built by a buddhist priest called Poholiyadde Thero in ...
  • Hanguranketa ancient palace. The current Hanguranketha Pothgul Maliga Rajamaha Viharaya was built by a buddhist priest called Poholiyadde Thero in 1830 when the casket of his offering which he carried was firmly bound to this ground when he rested it on this land. According to legend, the priest was on a pilgrimage and he spent on night on this ground. Next day when he was preparing to leave, the casket carrying his offering could not be moved from the place he left it the previous day. The priest considering this an omen, wowed to build a temple on this ground which was called Sangaruwanketha ( now Hanguranketha). It is also believed that this temple is built on the ruins of Devram Vehera which was in existing during Polonnaruwa Kingdom (1070 – 1236). It is recorded that that the kings Sri Weera Parakrama Narendrasinghe (1707 – 1739) and Sri Vijaya Rajasinghe (1739 -1747) used Hanguranketha as the second capital to Kandy and had palace built in this town. But in 1808 this palace which was then used by Sri Wickrama Rajasinhe (1798 – 1815), the last king of Sri Lanka was burned to the ground by the British forces under a major Johnson. This palace would have been grandeur based on the writings of Robert Knox who was a free roaming prisoner of King Rajasinhe. Today we can see the massive granite entrance, door frames, dragon carvings, moonstones, finely decorated pillars, steps and many other granite artifacts which has been used to build the Pothgul Viharaya which became the Pothgul Maliga Rajamaha Viharaya since the temple was built with the material from the ‘Hanguranketha Maligawa’ (Hanguranketha palace) . It is also said that special copper tiles were imported from Spain to tile the roof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #hanguranketha #hanguranketa #palace #srilankahistory #temple #srilankatemple #srilanka #pothgultemple #architecture #architecturephotography #ancientsrilanka #ancient #srilankatravel #photography #photooftheday #tbt #l4l #f4f #s4s #like4like #picoftheday #likeforfollow #likeforlike #followers #follower #likesreturned #follow4followback #like #shoutout
  • 254 3 10:07 AM Aug 27, 2018
  • 16/02/18.
Somewhere, Sri Lanka.
So now we are off for a weekend of rest and recovery in the Ella area of Sri Lanka. Must admit, coming from a tiny ...
  • 16/02/18. Somewhere, Sri Lanka. So now we are off for a weekend of rest and recovery in the Ella area of Sri Lanka. Must admit, coming from a tiny village where the four volunteers were the only white people, to a town swamped by tourists (mostly caucasian) feels really weird. First instinct was to run to the hills… which is on the menu for tomorrow. Hopefully manage to keep away from the crowds. More later. Anyway. This was dam somewhere on the route down to Ella. Not sure exactly which dam. But sat amongst the beautiful lush green hills lined with rice paddy’s was this amazing industrial construction. Obviously built for function not aesthetic… but actually I loved it!!! #photography #freelance #london #sydney #srilanka #hanguranketha #IVHQ @ivhq #GreenLionSriLanka #thegreenlion #volunteering #voluntarywork #dam #waterdam
  • 16 1 4:22 PM Feb 16, 2018