Gal Potha, Polonnaruwa

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#7 of 18 in Historic Sites in Polonnaruwa
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  • More than 8m long and over 4m wide, this 25 ton block records the deeds of Nissankamalla. Mention is made of India, Pakistan and Indonesia. Ats its metaphorical center is of course Nissankamalla...  more »
  • The inscriptions of yore, unraveled at Polonnaruwa, are revealing! The thoughts, philosophies, views of the era are there for you to imbibe!  more »
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  • Gal Potha (Stone Book) is one of the famous works of King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196) which describes himself, his rule and the eligibility for being a king of Sri Lanka. This massive slab which is 26’10” feet (8.2 meters) long and 4’7” feet (1.4 meters) in breath has been brought form Mahiyangana area by the worriers of King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196). The text is written in 3 columns and contain over 4300 characters in 72 lines.
  • Gal Potha (Stone Book) is one of the famous works of King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196) which describes himself, his rule and the eligibility for being a king of Sri Lanka. This massive slab which is 26’10” feet (8.2 meters) long and 4’7” feet (1.4 meters) in breath has been brought form Mahiyangana area by the worriers of King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196). The text is written in 3 columns and contain over 4300 characters in 72 lines.
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