yapahuwa

following continued invasion by the South Indian dravidians, king Bhuvenekabahu was forced to transfer the capital from Polonnaruwa to Yapahuwa. Located between Kurunegala and Anuradhapura, the temple of the tooth was built on top of a 90 foot boulder rock signifying yet another turn in the history of the country
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the lion figure made out of rock at the entrance to the relic chamber in Yapahuwa symbols the strength of the Kingdom

the lion figure made out of rock at the entrance to the relic chamber in Yapahuwa symbols the strength of the Kingdom

simple, yet this beautiful structure blends in very well with the natural environment, making it difficult for invaders to spot it from a distance, reducing threats from enemies

simple, yet this beautiful structure blends in very well with the natural environment, making it difficult for invaders to spot it from a distance, reducing threats from enemies

the amazing granite structure of yapahuwa perched within the 90 foot boulder rock which was once the capital of the country during the era of king Buvenekabahu

the amazing granite structure of yapahuwa perched within the 90 foot boulder rock which was once the capital of the country during the era of king Buvenekabahu

view of the stairway leading to the granite doorway of yapahuwa. the 90 foot boulder and the forest lies behind this structure. yapahuwa is perhaps a less visited cultural site

view of the stairway leading to the granite doorway of yapahuwa. the 90 foot boulder and the forest lies behind this structure. yapahuwa is perhaps a less visited cultural site

locals climbing the narrow, steep stairway of yapahuwa

locals climbing the narrow, steep stairway of yapahuwa

the imposing figures of Lions at the entrance to where the former temple of the tooth was located

the imposing figures of Lions at the entrance to where the former temple of the tooth was located

the beautifully carved granite structure of yapahuwa. the capital (1272-1284) was abandoned after the king Buvenekabahu died and the country was invaded by the south indian dravidians

the beautifully carved granite structure of yapahuwa. the capital was abandoned after the king Buvenekabahu died and the country was invaded by the south indian dravidians

the remaining granite structures of yapahuwa overlooking the forest and the distant mountains of the North Central province

the remaining granite structures of yapahuwa overlooking the forest and the distant mountains of the North Central province

the granite doorways of yapahuwa adds to the significance to this once capital (1272-1284). once King Bhuvenekabahu dies, the dravidians invaded the country once again and yapahuwa was abandoned

the granite doorways of yapahuwa adds to the significance to this once capital once King Bhuvenekabahu dies, the dravidians invaded the country once again and yapahuwa was abandoned

a beautiful view of the stairways, forest and the distant mountains once you reach the location where the tooth relic was placed

a beautiful view of the stairways, forest and the distant mountains once you reach the location where the tooth relic was placed


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