Distance from Polonnaruwa – 3.1 km (7 minutes)
Shiva Devalaya No.1 is an ancient kovil situated in Polonnaruwa. It is the first kovil to reach once entering the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. A unique feature of this temple is that its walls are made out of a closely fitted stone blocks. This type of stone blocks are not found anywhere near Polonnaruwa. The stone carvings of the temple bear resemblance to Indian art which is why it is believed that these are probably brought down from India or done by an Indian artists who came to Sri Lanka.
Getting to Shiva Devalaya No.1
From Polonnaruwa travel approximately 3.1 along the Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway towards Janapada Mawatha to reach the Shiva Devalaya No.1.