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Pictures from Polonnaruwa, in Sri Lanka: the sacred Quadrangle

Vatadage in the Quadrangle of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka
Vatadage (relic house) in the Quadrangle of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka.

The Quadrangle is the sacred area containing several monuments which are located just north of  the Royal Palace complex of Polonnaruwa. One of them, the Vatage, is a 12th century circular stupa house with four entrance doors oriented to the cardinal points..

 Moonstone at an entrance of the Vatadage in the Quadrangle of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.
Moonstone at an entrance of the Vatadage in the Quadrangle of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.

In Sri Lanka, a moonstone is placed at the entrance of temples and palaces The moonstone of the Vatadage is probably the most beautful one in Polonnaruwa.
  
Thuparama of the quadrangle of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka
Thuparama of the quadrangle of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka.

The brick-built Thuparama is the best preserved monument of the Quadrangle in Polonnaruwa although it is the oldest image house of this historical site. .


 

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