Puliyankulama monastery, (in) Anuradhapura, North Central Province, SL

Raw data

"Every Friday evening we […] start our journey home [to Anuradhapura] from the Saliyapura campus, past the Puliyankulama Monastery Complex ." (Edirisinghe 2010)

The Puliyankulama Monastery ruins are located east of the Jaffna Road, Anuradhapura and not far from the Malwatu Oya river - Weerasooriya (1939:86)

Monastic ruins of Puliyankulama lie "at the apex of the triangle formed by the Trincomalee road, the Jaffna road, and the deviation, about two miles and a half from the town; […]" Burrows (1905:86)

Input by: tmciolek, 9 Sep 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 08 Jul 2014

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Puliyankulama monastery, Sri Lanka.

General location of the Puliyankulama monastery, Sri Lanka.
Lat 8.3570 Long 80.4188
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://maps.fallingrain.com), 2009.

Google Map link:


Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Puliyankulama monastery - Burrows (1905:86)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • Sri Lanka:North Central Province

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 8.3570 Long 80.4188 - based on the visual identification of the most probable location (using indications from Burrows 1905:86) in satellite imagery, in maps.google.com - tmciolek, 9 Sep 2012.

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Theravada

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

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12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

  • Deserted soon after 1070 A.D. when the capital (together with its civilian population and monks) has shifted from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruva for strategic reasons - Kulatunga (1999:3-4)

MBM chrono-tag 1067-99c - tmciolek 08 Jul 2014
1133-66p 1067-99c dated-l

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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16. Additional notes

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17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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18. Available Printed Literature

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