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Kiri Vihara

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Kiri Vihara
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Sri Lanka
High Medieval (1000AD–1300AD)
1100AD - 1199AD
Polonnaruwa , Polonnaruwa Council Chamber,
Gal Vihara, Lankatilaka Vihara,

Kiri Vihara history

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

visitor information

Directions to Kiri Vihara:
Located in the city of Polonnaruwa.

Kiri Vihara opening times and ticket prices:
See entry details for Polonnaruwa.


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