Arambegama Sri Sudassanarama Purana Viharaya is a temple lying in Arambegama beloning to Pitiyegama Grama Niladhari Division in Rambukkana. To reach the temple, take the road towards Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage from Kandy road. Travel for 3.5 km until you reach Hiriwadunna junction (before the orphanage) and take the left turn towards Naranbedda. Travel on this road for 1.2 km and take the Nilwakka road to the left. The temple lie about 2 kms from this junction.
Significance of this temple is the Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era. A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall. The roof is held by a structure built of timber and the walls are generally made of wattle and daub. Walls inside the chamber is more or less always covered in paintings drawn mainly in Kandyan style.
The Tampita Viharaya at the Sri Sudassanarama Purana Viharaya has been declated as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 22 November 2002.
- Tampita Vihara Heritage of Sri Lanka
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
- Other Places of Interest Within Close Proximity
Map of the Arambegama Sri Sudassanarama Purana Tampita Viharaya
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Driving Directions to Arambegama Sri Sudassanarama Purana Tampita Viharaya
Route from Kegalle to Arambegama Sri Sudassanarama Purana Tampita Viharaya
|Though : Nilwakka road|
distance : 4.5 km
Travel time :10 minutes
Time to spend : 20-30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map