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Shiva Kovil (number 1)

The walls are purely made out of a stone which is not found anywhere near Polonnaruwa. The carvings of the Gods are of Indian style and probably brought from India or done by Indian Artists who came to Sri Lanka.




Kovil (No 01)

Entrance to the Kovil (No 01)

The "Shiva Linga" (the sex organ of God Shiva) which is worshiped by Hindus


Photos before restoration from





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July 14, 2007