Lankatilaka Viharaya – Kandy


The Lankatilaka Viharaya was built by the king’s chief minister Senalankadhikara. The architect, as named in the Lankatilaka engraving, was Sthapati Rayar, a south Indian. Lankatila Viharaya is built on an irregular stone surface with brick and granite. According to the Lankatilaka copper-plate writing, the original structure was 32 cubits or 80 feet high.
According to the area design, the building is cruciform. The square screen is surrounded by an outer casing wall leaving circumambulatory space along three sides. On the outside of each of the three sides is a niche in which an illustration of one of the traditional gods of the period.


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