One of the ancient chronicles of Sri Lanka, the Mahavamsa, states that this monastery was built by King Buddhadasa, who ruled the island from 340 - 368 AD. King Dhatusena (455 - 477 AD) and King Mahanaga (573 - 575 AD) renovated the building.
The ruins of the structure still remain are few stone columns with capitals, the entrance of the building built above a few steps and a moonstone below these steps. In the middle of the moonstone, a half of the lotus flower can be seen.
According a report issued by Mr. H. C. P. Bell, the Archeological Commissioner of then Ceylon, this site was first excavated in 1894 and fallen pillars ware lifted up. The report further states the length of the structure as 66 feet (20 m) and the width as 45.5 feet (13.9 m).
- Dhammika, Ven. S. "Sacred Island - Sacred Places". Buddha Damma Education Association. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
- Harischandra, Walisinha (1998). The Sacred City of Anuradhapura, with Forty-Six Illustrations. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. p. 117. ISBN 81-206-0216-1.