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Title
Signage: Naipena Vihara (Vishnu Dévālé number 4)
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2015
Publication Information
Claremont Colleges Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Ancient Cultural Sites and Royal Residences
Rights Information
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Description
Text of signage: This monastery is believed to have been constructed during 936-1155 AC by the Chola invaders who were reigning in Polonnaruwa. The person who built this temple remains unknown. The main structure is a kovil built for Lord Vishnu. A kovil built for Lord Shiva faces this building. The ancillary buildings to the north of the main building had been used for offerings and prayer associated with these kovils. The inner chamber of the main building has been constructed to the Gedige tradition with its roof made of bricks. A slab with a five-hooded cobra carved on it had been found here [and adopted as the title of the temple]. The large number of bronze figurines which were discovered here is presently deposited in the Polonnaruwa museum. --Director General of Archeology.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs01513.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/1620
Subject
Signs and signboards
Place
Naipena Vihara (Vishnu Dévālé Number 4)
Polonnaruva
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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