Stone inscriptions feature prominently among the excavated sites of ancient Sri Lanka. Detailing the times of kingdoms and its rulers, these magnificent works are quite the treat when one stays at a Sri Lanka Ayurveda resort such as Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa. This Sri Lanka resort will afford guests easy access to one of the more colourful yet intriguing destinations in the city of Polonnaruwa; the Gal Potha.
The Gal Potha which is found in close proximity to the Sath Mahal Prasadaya has been at the centre of attention for centuries. Almost 27 ft in length, this massive stone slab has been carefully carved to depict wordings and figures that are quite simply a sight for sore eyes. On the side of it are found two rows of Swans while a carving of God Lakshmi adorns this imposing work of art. Historians have revealed that the writings state that the slab was carried from the city of Mihinthalaya which is a sacred city of Buddhism and placed here. Several other views expressed state that that the inscriptions depict the contributions of King Nissanaka Mall when he beautified and developed the kingdom of Polonnaruwa during his reign. This is why one must take time to inspect these age-old writings which represent the thriving culture of Sri Lanka.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+