About Kiri Vihara
Kiri Vihara is a dagoba in the medieval UNESCO-listed city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. A dagoba is a mound which holds in the relics of a sacred person and it is believed that the Kiri Vihara was dedicated to Subhadra, the queen of King Parakramabahu (1153-1186).
Like other dagobas, Kiri Vihara is a domed structure, which would have been a stark white colour (in fact, its current name means “milk white shrine”).
Polonnaruwa contains the UNESCO-listed ruins of what was the medieval capital of Ceylon.
Gal Vihara is a set of twelfth century stone statues of Buddha in the city of Polonnaruwa.
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