Points of Interest - Polonnaruwa

Hatadage and Atadage

Ancient ruins of Atadage
Ancient ruins of Hatadage
Entrance to the ancient ruins of Hatadage

Atadage, meaning house of eight relics believed to be the ancient relic chamber where the sacred tooth relic and seven more relics of Lord Buddha was kept. This was built by king Vijayabahu in 11th century and the Hatadage, meaning shrine of sixty relics was built right next to it was believed to be built by King Nissankamalla, following ruler to the House of Relic. However, some says due to the age of the building it must have been built by King Parakramabahu.

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