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Kiri Vihara

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Name:
Kiri Vihara
Continent:
ASIA
Alt Name:
 -
Country:
Sri Lanka
Period:
High Medieval (1000AD–1300AD)
Sub-Region:
-
Date:
1100AD - 1199AD
City/Town:
Polonnaruwa
Figure:
 -
Resorts:
Polonnaruwa,
Related:
Polonnaruwa , Polonnaruwa Council Chamber,
Gal Vihara, Lankatilaka Vihara,

about Kiri Vihara

Kiri Vihara is a dagoba in the medieval UNESCO-listed city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. A dagoba is a mound which holds in the relics of a sacred person and it is believed that the Kiri Vihara was dedicated to Subhadra, the queen of King Parakramabahu (1153-1186).

Like other dagobas, Kiri Vihara is a domed structure, which would have been a stark white colour (in fact, its current name means “milk white shrine”).

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contact details

Address: Polonnaruwa Sanctuary, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Phone: Contact local tourist office

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Directions:
Located in the city of Polonnaruwa.

Ticket Information:
See entry details for Polonnaruwa.

Links:
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/201/

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