Site hosted by Build your free website today!
******** NOTICE ********
We have moved to a new Home. Please Click Here or type at the address bar to access the most up-to-date information.

Home > Heritage > Anuradhapura > Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of King Vijayabahu I

King Vijayabahu I ascended to throne in 1055 in the Rohana and 18 years after that and 3 years after defeating the Colas from India he celebrated his consecration in Anuradhapura. But he selected to rule from Pollonnaruwa and shifted the capital there.

This building we see today is thought to be the temporary palace he constructed to for the celebrations in Anuradhapura. This building as it stands today measures 128x216 feet (39x66 metres) . The guard stones at the entrance to the palace represent “Sankhanihi” and “Padmanidhi”, the two attendants of Kuvera.

Photos before restoration from



Home > Heritage > Anuradhapura > Royal Palace

Updated : February 13, 2007
Send comments to visitsl[at] (please substitute @ for [at] )