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  shiva devale 2
by call_me_rhia

The number says it all: there are two temples in Polonnaruwa dedicated to Shiva. This second one is the most spectacular of the two, for two reasons: it's the oldest building in the city (dating back to the 11th century), and it's completely intact. How did this happen? very simply... unlike most buildings, this was built exclusively in stone - hence there were no wooden parts that could collapse. Just around it there are four Nandi bulls standing at the cardinal points.

Address: polonnaruwa
Directions: near the quadrangle

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 14, 2004
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