As Sigiriya in Sri Lanka is very beautiful and looks like a lion above the forest, a long story about the history of Sigiriya is mentioned in historical stories.That is, the creation of this rock is the result of a competition between two brothers. In the past, this great fort Sigiriya was built by King Kasyapa, and it is said in past legends that King Kasyapa built this place to protect his brother, King Moggallana. And the main heir of Sigiriya was King Moggallana, that is, the brother of King Kasyapa, and it is mentioned in Puratana Kata Vahare that King Kasyapa had taken over Sigiriya by force.
King Kasyapa constantly built this stone fort for his own protection, fearing that his brother would claim the throne again. The technology used by King Kasyapa in creating the Sigiri fort is excellent. The frescoes here as well as some of the designs here are indescribable. However, the Moggallanas managed to defeat Kasyapa and after that the Sigiri fort or the Sigiri rock was gradually destroyed.Earlier, Sigiriya was a Buddhist monastery and after the destruction of the palace, it became a Buddhist monastery again. Sigiriya was discovered by the Europeans in an expedition in 1831. Major Jonathan Forbes discovered Sigiriya while coming from Polonnaruwa. He also served as Major Pradeep in the British Army. Many scientists excavated one of the Sigiri rock and excavated this rock and were able to find the glory of Sigiri.
Anyone who climbs the Sigiriya fort can clearly see that it is a fort with a garden. Sigiriya has been designed in accordance with the most advanced technology and the huge rock has been beautifully built for the protection of Sigiriya.