Hatadage, Polonnaruwa

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  • While Buddha is not remains clean, but still impressive. Especially near the entrance inscription, engraved with Sanskrit characters. See the Buddha in the center of the wattage, and looked up the wattage from the Hatter GE and quaint.
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  • A visit through the Polonnaruwa Ruins would not be complete without visiting the Hatadage. Hatadage is an ancient relic shrine in the city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. It was built by Nissanka Malla, an...  more »
  • This is an old Buddhist temple supposed to have been built in sixty days.A must when you are here.Worth the visit.  more »
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  • This was again built at Polonnaruwa era and still the real owner of this is uncleared. However, this is more than 1000 years old now. This was assumed to be used as the temple tooth in Polonnaruwa era. Building is not in a good form, however, still the pride is visible with the remains there. purely a stone construction and no evidence is there to judge the type of roof of this building
  • This is an ancient shrine which housed the tooth relic during the Polonnaruwa Kingdom. According to the inscriptions on a stone slab next to this building, this building has been built by King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196) to house the tooth relic of Buddha. But it is unclear whether this was built by king Parakramabahu (1153-1186) and was renovated by Nissanka Malla (1187-1196) or whether Nissanka Malla (1187-1196) himself built it. Reason for this doubt is the description of a large relic house built by Parakramabahu (1153-1186) in the chronicles and inability to find this in the Polonnaruwa area. Also King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196) is well-known for taking the credit for things others have done by just doing renovation work. This building is much larger than the Atadage and is surrounded by solid stone walls. In design it is similar to Atadage with two floors. Stone steps to the upper floor are still in place. The upper floor has been probably made out of wood and the tooth relic would have been housed here. On the ground floor remains of three standing Buddha statues can be seen. “Heta” means sixty and because of this, it is presumed that this building was called by this name because it was completed in sixty days or it housed sixty relics with tooth relic of Buddha. Another important factor of this building is the Sandakada Pahana (the moonstone) at the entrance. This is a rare instance of a lion appearing on the moon stone. Generally the lion and the bull is not seen in the moonstones in the Polonnaruwa Era.
  • Great history of Sri Lanka.
  • Hatadage (Sinhala: හැටදාගේ) is an ancient relic shrine in the city of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. It was built by Nissanka Malla, and had been used to keep the Relic of the tooth of the Buddha. The Hatadage had been built using stone, brick and wood, although only parts of the brick and stone walls now remain. It appears to have been a two-storey structure, but the upper storey has now been destroyed. Three Buddha statues carved out of granite rock are located within a chamber of the shrine.
  • This is an historic place in sri kanka. Lot if things to learn about polonnaruwa era. Once this was a 7 story castle. Now it is ruined. Even though you can still see the majestic look through the ruins. It is beyond our imagination..
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