Mihintale Buddha Statue
Popularly known as the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lankaand renowned heritage attraction includes the Kaludiya pokuna : ancient feats in granite.
Coomaraswamy dates the image of Buddha in Samadhi posture, considered the finest Samadhi image in all Sri Lanka to a period before the third century A.D. The discoveries of a pit behind the statue suggest that this was one of four that stood on each side of a Bodhigara, or Bo-Tree shrine.
Aukana Buddha Statue
It to beyond doubt the most magnificent undamaged ancient Image in the Island.
To the north of Alahana Pirivena, Parakramabhu I founded another great religious complex known as the ‘Northern Monastery’ or Uttararama, in the chronicle. Galvihara, the most celebrated site in Polonnaruva and one of the most famous on the whole island, is known, for its large rock-cut images which are in a perfect state of preservation. From left to right, the group consists of a great sitting Buddha, an artificial cavern cut out of the rock, and an upright and a reclining Buddha.