Kaduruvadunna, aka: Kaduruvaḍunna; 1 Definition(s)


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Kaduruvaḍunna or Kaddūravaḍḍhamānaka is the name of an ancient tank that existed in the Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa) district of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Parakkamasamudda had a subsidiary source of water supply from the north-west by channel from Giritalākavāpi (Giritale) through two intervening tanks named Kaddūravaḍḍhamānaka or Kaduruvaḍunna (probably present, breached Dāmbalavava) and Arimaddavijayaggāma (probably present, also breached Divulānakaḍavalavava). This link connected and united two gigantic irrigation systems, both originating in the Amban-Gaṅga, the older system with headworks at Alahara (? or Hattoṭa) and including Miṇṇeriya, Giritale, Kavuḍulla and Kantalāy tanks, and the later system with headworks at Aṅgamadilla and including Parakkamasamudda and the network of channels and smaller tanks under it. The mingling of the waters of different rivers, flowing in different directions, by artificial connections is one of the most impressive features of the ancient Sinhalese irrigation system.

Source: archive.org: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963
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