About Lankatilaka Vihara
Lankatilaka Vihara was a large sacred building known as a “gedige” in the medieval city of Polonnaruwa which would be used to house images of Buddha. One such impressive sculpture of Buddha remains in the ruins of Lankatilaka, albeit without its head.
The Lankatilaka Vihara is believed to have been built during the reign of Parakramabahu (1153-1186) and to have been restored by Vijayabahu IV (1513-21).
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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