Anuradhapura - Eth Pokuna
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ගල්පාලම සංචාර | Stone Bridge Sanchara
The road leading to Gal Palama is located close to the Kuttam Pokuna (Twin Ponds). Traveling 3,4 kms from Sangamitta Mawatha, passing some picturesque paddy fields, you can reach the point where this ancient stone bridge crosses the Mawathu Oya.
ඇත් පොකුණ ගැන ඔබ දන්නවාද eth pokuna #AHALA_PAHALA
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Anuradhapura - Kutam Pokuna (Kuttam Pokuna)
Sri Lanka - Ancient Hydrological Engineering
Eth pokuna (Elephant Pond) and Kuttam pokuna (Twin Ponds), hydrological engineering marvels of Sri Lanka. Located at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
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Thuparamaya, Lovamahaya, Mirisawatiya Stupa, Kuttam Pokuna(Twin Ponds), Eth Pokuna, Ranmasu Uyana, Naga Viharaya,
Anuradhapura is an ancient capital of Sri Lanka. An ancient Sri Lankan Civilization can be considered as one of the greatest civilizations in Asia and around the world.The UNESCO organization has named the World Heritage capital in anuradhapura. Here are the photographs showing the value of the city......Thank you
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Abhayagiriya A UNESCO World Heritage Site
The second largest brick monument in the world the Abhayagiriya stupaya is part of a UNESCO world heritage site the Abhayagiriya monastic complex. Built in the 2nd century B.C. the Abhayagiriya sthupaya is at 300ft.in height. The Abhayagiriya institution primarily encouraged heterodox teachings that disseminated Mahayanism in Sri Lanka. Covering approximately 200 hectares this world heritage site was subjected to a high influx of foreign visitor’s namely Chinese monk Fa-Hien who lived for two years in the 5th Century. According to Fa-Hien 5000 monks were living in Abhayagiriya and 3000 monks of the Mahavihara. Apart from the Abhayagiriya sthupaya the monastic complex hosts the Samadhi Buddha statue, elephant ponds, twin ponds and other elements.
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Lahugala Kotavehera | ලාහුගල කොට වෙහෙර - The Pilgrimage
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This is an ancient stupa belonging to the Kota Vehera Style lying on the Monaragala – Potvuil main road.
There are 4 identified kota vehera stupa’s around the country with minor differences.
Dadigama Kota Vehera
Deliwala Kota Vehera at Rambukkana
Damila Maha Seya at Polonnaruwa
Lahugala Kota Vehera
The massive Yudaganawa Stupa in Buttala was also thought to be a Kota Vehera but later studies has found this has been a complete stupa at one time.
Lahugala Kota Vehera has also been known as Kota Pabbatha, Kotagala Vehera and Lahugala Chethiya (Stupa). This complex is also said the have the largest image house ever found in the Rununa.
It is the general belief that this was the home for novice monk who was reborn as King Dutugemunu. and this stupa has been built to comomerate the birth of King Dutugemunu (161-131 BC).
Mahavamsa, The Great Chronicle of Sri Lanka describes how a novice buddhist monk who lived in the Kotapabbatha (which is believed to be lahugala kota vehera) fell critically ill and how the queen viharamahadevi made a wish to him to become her son.
” ……… In the monastery named Kotapabbata there lived at that time a samanera, pious in his way of life, who was ever busied with various works of merit.
To mount the more easily to the courtyard of the Akasacetiya he fixed three slabs of stone as steps. He gave (the bhikkhus) to drink and did services to the brotherhood. Since his body was continually wearied a grievous sickness came upon him. The grateful bhikkhus, who brought him in a litter, tended him at the Tissarama, in the Silapassayaparivena.
Always when the self-controlled Vihäradevi had given lavish gifts to the brotherhood in the beautifully prepared royal palace, before the mid-day meal, she was used to take, after the meal, sweet perfumes, flowers, medicines and clothing and go to the arama and offer these (to the bhikkhus) according to their digrity.Now doing thus, at that time, she took her seat near the chief thera of the the community (in the vihara) and when expounding the true doctrine the thera spoke thus to her: `Thy great happiness thou hast attained by works of merit; even now must thou not grow weary of performing works of merit.’ But she, being thus exhorted, replied: `What is our happiness here, since we have no children? Lo, our happiness is therefore barren!’
The thera, who, being gifted with the six (supernormal) powers, foresaw that she would have children, said: `Seek out the sick samanera, O queen.’ She went thence and said to the samanera, who was near unto death: `Utter the wish to become my son; for that would be great happiness for us.’ And when she perceived that he would not the keen-witted woman commanded, to this end, great and beautiful offerings of flowers, and renewed her pleading.When he was yet unwilling, she, knowing the right means, gave to the brotherhood for his sake all manner of medicines and garments and again pleaded with. him. Then did he desire (rebirth for himself in) the king’s family, and she caused the place to be richly adorned and taking her leave she mounted the car and went her way. Hereupon the samanera passed away, and he returned to a new life in the womb of the queen while she was yet upon her journey; when she perceived this she halted. She sent that message to the king and returned with the king. When they two had both fulfilled the funeral rites for the samanera they, dwelling with collected minds in that very parivena, appointed continually lavish gifts for the brotherhood of bhikkhus. …. “
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මිහින් තලය නාග පොකුණ - Mihintale Naga Pokuna Pond
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Kuttam Pokuna aka Twin Ponds/Pools, Anuradhapura (2018) – 1 of 3
One of the best specimen of bathing tanks or pools in ancient Sri Lanka is the pair of pools known as Kuttam Pokuna (Twin Ponds/Pools). The said pair of pools was built by the Sinhalese in the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura. These are considered one of the significant achievements in the field of hydrological engineering and outstanding architectural and artistic creations of the ancient Sinhalese.
A garden was landscaped which separates the two ponds which long is 18½ ft. The larger pool of the two is 132 ft by 51 ft, while the smaller pool is 91 ft by 51 ft. The depths of the two pools are 14 ft and 18 ft for the smaller pool and the larger pool respectively.
The faces of the pools were cut granite slabs which include the bottom and the sides of the pool. A wall was also built around the pool which encloses the compound. Flights of steps are seen on both ends of the pool decorated with punkalas, or pots of abundance and scroll design. Embankments were constructed to enable monks to bathe using pots or other utensils. Water to the pools were transferred through underground ducts and filtered before flowing to the pool and in a similar fashion the water was emptied.
Dr. Senarath Paranavithana was actively involved in the restoration of the ponds, in which small figures of fish, a conch, a crab and a dancing woman were found in the bottom.
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Should you ever visit this place, you’re kindly requested to adhere to the following in order to save our Mother Nature (essentially Our Country) not only for the future generations but for the current one as well:
* Avoid careless/reckless/irresponsible/money-oriented/mega tour groups or organizers.
* Travel in smaller groups as Mother Nature can’t afford so many footprints at once.
* Minimize the use of polythene/plastic and do bring back if you have to take any with you.
* Don’t litter and even if it’ bio-degradable, please bring it back and dispose of the garbage properly and responsibly. Because no matter what it is, it will still be alien to that environment.
* Use reusable water bottles so that you don’t have to keep buying plastic ones. It’ll not only save you money but will help save nature massively.
* Remain quiet and vigilant. Don’t disturb the tranquility of the nature. Instead savor it.
* Try and bring if you spot any litter/garbage left behind by other careless travellers.
* Don’t light fires unnecessarily and do try to use portable cookers instead of using firewood when camping. The increase usage of firewood leads to more deforestation even at a smaller scale.
* Don’t bring any plants back with you or break any plants/branches unnecessarily.
* Don’t walk off the designated footpath.
* Don’t use soap/detergent/shampoo when bathing in natural streams as they’d only lead to the contamination of those pure water sources and elimination of wildlife species.
* Don’t do anything that harms the Mother Nature.
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Ath pokuna or Elephant pond
This is the largest pond in Anuradapura sacred city.
Travel in Sri Lanka | Anuradhapura | Land of ancient secrets
Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka. It was to continue for six hundred years longer as the national capital. Anuradhapura remained the proud seat of kingdom of Sri Lanka until the 11th century A.D. The city, now a World Heritage site, lies 205 km north of the current capital of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
This travel film is a little reflection of what I experienced in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. We visited Isurumuniya, Magul Uyana, Queen's Palace, Rathna Prasadaya, Kuttam Pokuna, Ranmasu Uyana, Samadhi Statue, Ruwanweli maha seya, Mihinthale, Abhayagiri Dagoba, Sri Maha Bodhi, Jetavanarama Dagoba, Royal Pleasure Gardens, Thuparama Dagoba, Moonstone, Mirisavatiya Dagoba, Eth Pokuna (Elephant Pond), Alms Hall, Lowamahapaya, Lankarama Dagoba and many more.
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Girithale Wewa is another majestic structure located at Polonnaruwa holds both historical importance and exquisiteness. According to the historical sources it was built by King Agbo II (608-618) and earlier was rehabilitated by King Parakramabahu.
Historical records of the Irrigation Department indicate that in 1905 there was a rehabilitation to enhance the capacity up to 4,000 acre ft.
There was another rehabilitation project carried out between 1942-1952 which was aimed to irrigate the lands in left bank.
Catchment 24.35 Km2
Length of Dam 544 m
Height of Dam 23 m
Capacity 24.10 mcm
The Royal Bath (Kumara Pokuna), Council Chamber and the Palace of King Parakramabahu the Great
Parākramabāhu the Great (Pali Mahā Parākaramabāhu 1123–1186) was king of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka.
The majestic palace build by King Parakramabahu the Great (1153-1186) with seven stories and said to have 1000 chambers.
the Council Chamber ( Raja Sabahawa) and Kumara Pokuna (Royal Bath) lying inside the inner city with the Palace Complex.
THE TWIN PONDS, ANURADHAPURA, SRI LANKA. McD'AGO
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