Thiwanka Pilimageya is another place to visit in the ruins of ancient Polonnaruwa. The name “Tiwanka” has been given to it because the image of the Buddha is curved in three places. Like many other structures of this era, it is made of brick, including the statue.
The statue of the Buddha at Tivanka Pilimage is about 8 meters in height, but the statue above the statue has been destroyed. Today the statue is 6.6 meters high. The building is 133 feet long and 67.6 feet wide. The walls are 7-12 feet thick and the interior size of the building is much smaller.
The interior walls of the buildings are decorated with frescoes. Many of the masks have been destroyed by the Jataka Stories (the birth of the Buddha before the Enlightenment), but colorful paintings can still be seen in unchanged areas. The entrance to the building consists of two defensive stones and a “corvarak stone”
The exterior renovation of the shrine has been carried out by snails for the past 15 years, and although this period has passed, it has been covered by closure.
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