History of Sigiriya

Sinhala is another proud mountain in the Sinhala land and is one of the eighth wonders of the world of Sinhala art, architecture and architecture. According to our generation, the story of Sigiriya revolves around King Kasyapa, the founder of Sigiriya. This large gallery is located about 9 miles north of Dambulla on the Colombo-Trincomalee highway. Sigiriya is a remnant of the Inamaluwa coral reef near the foothills of the Malay Rata on the southern border of the northern plains of the Matale District. This rock is about 600 feet above the plain. The size of the Sigiriya tea acre is 3 acres and it is 3 km long and 1 km wide. This amazing stone and brick architectural group was built in AD. Built in the late 5th century. Finely polished emeralds are a testament to its majesty, with its massive walls, moat, defensive chambers, natural stone arches, flower gardens and large mirrors.

The name Sinhiriya or Sigiriya is derived from the style of Sinharaja, who is worshiped at the foot of a great sin, jumping north and kissing the horizon in the dark. In 1898, H.C.P. This song written on the wall of the mirror shows that even the lion’s hands are left and it is enough to make one feel a sense of greatness and power.

Archaeological ruins and special features

Sigiriya is a long eroded volcano (made of indeterminate volcanic rocks, high, sloping on all sides, jumping to the bottom in many places, descending in an elliptical elongated defensive shape.

AD Sigiriya has an ancient palace built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century. On the flat surface of the rock are the ruins of a palace. There is also a lion door in the middle flat with mirrors with thick tracks. The lower palace is designed to support the lower slope of the rock and the moat walls and garden extend hundreds of meters from the base of the rock. The land consists of a palace and a fort. From the massive ruins that exist, it evokes in the minds of the viewers a great sense of the skill and creativity of those who created it.

Sigiriya Landscaping Sigiriya architecture is a fine example of first-century urban planning. The landscape is considered very beautiful and delicate. In design, geometric designs and the location of surrounding natural objects are carefully observed and integrated to form the concept of alignment and non-alignment. The garden to the west of the rock is apt for royalty. The water retention structure of the garden is designed. They were developed using an underground water pressure system, and some are still in operation today. To the south of the rock is a man-made deposit. These reservoirs have been widely used in the dry zone of Sri Lanka in the past. The Sigiriya Gate has five gates. The beautifully finished West Gate is believed to have been reserved for royalty.

Arts and Crafts and Literature

I saw that the Lion Lord was fulfilling his desire to climb Sigiriya. After that, the desire to see golden women on the rock also disappeared. That is the idea of ​​this poem. Furthermore, geometric or harmonic designs found in ancient Egyptian or Persian gardens were used as the basic principles for this architectural art. It is also amazing how Mesa brought bricks to build a palace complex on the Great Rock. Among Sanipatha’s corridors, Malupeth’s courtyard, the stone throne surrounded by a pagoda profile and a series of stone ponds are impressive. The palace was the heart and center of the great architectural marvel called Sigiriya. Spread over three and a half acres on a rock, this majestic palace is a magnificent monument that reflects the power of the state and human labor. To further enhance the value of the palace, rock gardens, waterfalls and bubble waterfalls showcase to the world the ornate representation and skill of Sigiriya architects. Nandana is a garden where Piyum lived his real life beauty and joy. Garden art as well as frescoes helped me to promote Sigiriya.

Some scholars have tried to refer to these paintings as being preserved in the mural store without being endangered by the sun and rain, at one time they were on the west side of the rock and the inner courtyard across the wall. King Kassapa. But the subject of these murals is Apsaras or Divyangana. According to Professor Senarath Paranavithana, the Apsara symbolically represents clouds and lightning. But in the past, visitors to Sigiriya saw paintings of some beautiful women. These Sigiriya paintings show the classic Sri Lankan style of Sri Lankan art that is unique to contemporary South Asian art traditions. A special memory left in Sigiriya is a set of songs covering the mirror wall below the murals. These songs are called “Sigiri Gee”. It is clear from these songs that Sigiriya has become a holiday destination for artists scattered throughout the island. Professor Senarath Paranavitana, one of the greatest archaeologists in Sri Lanka, says that King Kasyapa adorned Sigiriya with a deity like Kuvera.

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