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Embekke Devala

It is situated in the Udunwara Divisional Secretariat Division. Supposed to have been built during the Gampola period, Embekke Devalaya is a monument par excellence of the Sri Lanka Achitecture. It has been mentioned in the Embekke Devala Varnanava that a  three storied devalaya had been constructed by Henakanda Biso Bandara, the queen of King Vickramabahu I with the assistance given by a drum beater of the village. Though there is nothing left of the construction, the devalaya and diggeya with timber carvings and the pekadas on exquisitely carved timber pillars and cross beams, built during the reign of King Rajadhi Rajasingha remain at the site today.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 August 2012 05:10