Kaludiya pokuna

This site is closer to Kumbukkandanwala, which is about 8 km away from Sigiriya in the Dambulla Divisional Secretariat Division. Situated in a jungle area, this site had been named as Dakkhinagiri Vihara in an inscription of the ninth century. According to Mahavamsa it has been built by King Saddhatissa (137-139 BC.). It was developed by King Aggabodhi and a Chapter House has been constructed by him. Several inscriptions, some caves with inscriptions under the drip-ledges, a dagoba, pillars, a residence of monks, remains of a monastery can be seen in the site. This vihara is named after the Kaludiya Pokuna or the pond with blackish water found in the vicinity.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 July 2012 03:55