Kolambalamulla Bodhirukkharama Purana Pothgul Viharaya located in Talawattegedara between Polgahawela and Pothuhera hides a Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era.
Bayawa Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient temple lying in Avulegama lying between Nikaweratiya and Padeniya in Kurunegala district. Significance of this temple is the Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era.
Ahugoda Purana Tampita Viharaya believed to be built in the 17th century, consists of 3 buildings with a historical significance. A Tampita Viharaya, an ancient Sangawasa and a Kuludage.
Udanwita Rajamaha Viharaya is a historically important temple in the Buddhist history of Sri Lanka for it was at this temple the famous Udanwita Vadaya was held in 1866.
Tammita Sri Vishddharamaya Purana Viharaya is an ancient temple lying on the Sudugala – Arawpola road staring in Ussapitiya. Among the new buildings of this temple you will find an ancient Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era.
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.
The image house on the structure is surrounded by a circumambulating path. A wooden balustrade surrounds the circumambulating path. There are two statues of guardian deities at the entrance to the image house.
Nikawewa Sri Nagarukkarama Purana Viharaya is an ancient temple in Nikaweratiya with a Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan kingdom.
Nape Bodhirukkarama Viharaya is a temple with an Tampita Viharaya with a history of about 150 years located in Nelundeniya. To reach the temple, travel 5 km on the Kandy road from the Ambepussa clock tower until you reach the Udukumbara junction.
The Tampita Viharaya at Meepitiya Purana Viharaya is is comparatively small and is built on a 4 feet high platform and 8 granite stumps with 1 foot height placed on the platform. The structure has no circumambulating path usually found in Tampita Viharaya.
Medagodella Sri Sumanaramaya Viharaya is an ancient temple belonging to the Kandyan era located about 2 kms from Rambukkana town believed to be built during the king Weeraparakrama Narendrasinhe (1707 – 1739).
Sri Nagarukkaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya at Medagama, Algama lies about 1 km away from the Algama town. Algama can be reached from Yakkala – Urapola road if traveling from Colombo.
Sri Sunandaramaya Tampita Viharaya at Medagama, Algama lies close to the Algama town Algama can be reached from Yakkala – Urapola road if traveling from Colombo.
Kivulpana Purana Tampita Viharaya lies between Kegalle and Mawanella. From the junction where the Kegalle bypass road falls on to Kandy road, travel towards Mawanella for 3.2 km to reach the Annasigala junction.
Kariyagama Purana Tampita Viharaya lies in Ussapitiya, 5 kilometers off Mawanella. The last conservation of the this Tampita Viharaya and the pillar base was carried out in 2010.
The Tampita Viharaya at Gondiwala is built on six granite stumps of about 8 feet tall. The wooden platform is built on large timber beams laid across the granite stumps. The chamber of the Tampita Viharaya is 10 feet long.
The Tampita Viharaya at this temple is built on 15 granite stumps of about 2 feet tall. The wooden platform is built on large timber beams measuring 7 inches in height and 11 inches wide laid across the granite stumps. The chamber of the Tampita Viharaya is 13 feet 10 inches long and 11 feet 5 inches wide.
The Tampita Viharaya at this temple is built on 20 granite stumps of about 2½ feet tall. There is a open circumambulating path is built around the image house with no railing or protection. There is a Mandapa built in front of the temple. Both roofs are tiled with calicut tiles.
At the ancient Thalgaspitiya Deniyathanna Viharaya, a preserved Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era can be found. A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall.
Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Tampita Viharaya lies in the Makehelwala area between Mawanella and Kadugamuwa.
The history of the Lenagala Rajamaha Viharaya goes as far as early Anuradhapura period. It is the general belief that this temple was first built by king Wattagamini Abhaya, better known as king Walagamba (89-77 BC).
The Tampita Viharaya at Weliwita Sri Sanghikaramaya is built on 20 granite stumps of 2 feet 9 inches high. The viharaya is 14 feet 6 inches long and 9 feet wide. A 2 feet 6 inch circumambulating path is built around the image house with a timber railing.
At the ancient temple at Unambuwa, you will find a 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.
In Udathalawinna Purana Bomalu Viharaya lies a Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era, less than 10 kilometers away from Kandy. A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall.
Weligodapola Tampita Viharaya is one of the largest Tampita Vihara in Kandy district. The image house is 17 feet 7 inches long and 11 feet 9 inches wide. A 2 feet 5 inch circumambulating path is built around the image house. The front porch is 7 feet long. The whole Tampita Stucture is 29 feet 3 inches long and 18 feet 3 inches wide.
Minigamuwa Purana Tampita Viharaya has been built during the reign of king Wimaladarmasuriya (1592 – 1604) of Kandyan kingdom for a priest called Buddhagammana thero. The Tampita Viharaya of the temple has been built by one of his students, Attadassi Thero.
Out of many tampita viharayas in Kandy district, only two are existing in the Udunuwara. They are Kumbaloluwa Tampita Viharaya and and Eladetta Minimarupitiya Tampita Viharaya.
Located in Muruddeniya in Hatharaliyadda. This structure was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 22 November 2002.
Kalotuwawa Purana Viharaya, also known as Kalotuwawa Kande Viharaya is a concealed ancient Tampita Viharaya lying in the Hataraliyadda in Kandy District. The temple is built on rocky hill and at the rock plain at the top lies the ancient stupa and the Tampita Viharaya structure.
The Tampita Viharaya at Gondeniya Purana Viharaya is built on 8 granite pillars. A wooden flight of steps take you to the entrance. Some of the paintings at the entrance including the guardian deities beside the door have been recently re drawn with modern figures.
History of Doragamuwa Shylapabbatharama Tampita Viharaya (Gale Pansala) goes as far as king Walagamba (89-77 BC). Based on the documents in the temple, the current temple has been built by king Rajadhi Rajasinghe (1781 – 1798) and a village with 65 amunu of land has been donated to the temple for its upkeep.
Dunkumbura Rajamaha Viharaya (also known as Dunkumbura Tampita Viharaya) is a temple with about a 200 year old history going back to the Kandyan Era. According to old documents at the temple, the story starts when owner of land which…
Kekunadola Rajamaha Viharaya (Prathiraja Pirivena) is said to built during the reign of king Parakramabahu VI (1411-1463) by a minister called Sri Wardhana Prathiraja. The current stupa and the Tampita Viharaya is believed to be the structures built by him.
Seegala Purana Viharaya is an ancient temple close to Weeraketiya on the Weeraketiya – Walasmulla road. The Tampita viharaya within the temple was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 6th June 2008.
Peellawela Purana Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient temple in Hakuruwela area in Weeraketiya, Hambantota district. Among the buildings of this temple is a Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era. However the presence of Siri Pathul Gal (blocks of rock…
Much of history of the Hathagala Purana Tampita Viharaya is lost in time, but the temple has received royal patronage of king Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 – 1781) of Kandyan kingdom. The Tampita Viharaya in the temple has been built by Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe and a large bronze statue of Buddha gifted by the king is still in possession of the temple.
History of the Yatawatta Purana Tampita Viharaya is not known but the door frame of the Tampita Viharaya is carved with the date 21 March 1861. This could be the date on which the Tampita Viharaya was built or a major renovation was carried out.
Anuragoda Sri Sumangalarama Purana Tampita Viharaya better known as Anuragoda Tampita Viharaya is old temple lying between Mandawala and Pepiliyawala in Gampaha District.
Manankattiya is an remote village lying isolated in Galenbindunuwewa area in Anuradhapura district. The Manankattiya Reservoir is the lifeline of the of these villagers. The village temple Sri Sudarshanarama Rajamaha Viharaya lies close to this reservoir.
This Tampita Viharaya is unique in two ways. This structure is built on large pillars built out of a mixture of Kabok and granite rocks instead of granite or wooden pillars. Mahalloluwa is also the only Tampita Viharaya where a reclining Buddha statue can be found.
Mottuna Kireetaramaya Viharaya ( Kiritaramaya Viharaya) is a modern temple today with single out of place building. This building is an ancient ancient Tampita Vihara Ge, a temple built on pillars.
The Tampita Viharaya at the Warapalana Sri Jinendrarama Viharaya is built on 25 granite stumps of about 3 feet in height. The roof is tiled with Sinhala Ulu (semi cylindrical tapered tiles). The structure is 19 feet long and 15 feet 3 inches wide. A 3’10” high short wall is built around the structure.
Ganewatta Purana Bodhimalu Tampita Viharaya has been built on 9 granite stumps with wooden steps at the entrance. The roof is tiled with with flat clay times, a common architectural feature of buildings of Kandyan Era. A small mandapa has been built in front of the building and connected at the roof.
Keragala Padmavathi Rajamaha Viharaya Pirivena was one of the most popular seat of learning of the ancient Kotte Kingdom. Establishment of the temple is attributed to king Vijayabahu IV (1270-1272) of Dambadeniya kingdom
According to legend, Weragama Purana Tampita Viharaya (also know as Diya Bubule Pansala) has been built during the time of Mihindu Maha Rahath Thero and has been renovated by 4 kings of different eras.
Aluthdivulwewa Purana Tampita Viharaya is listed in the “Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara” book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available.
Raddalgoda Sri Jinendrarama Purana Viharaya is an ancient Temple hidden in Mirigama. The unique feature of this temple is the Tampita Viharaya Structure built during Kandyan period.
Metikotamulla is an ancient village with a history going back to period of regional king Sakalakala Vallabha of 15th century. Sadharma Thilakarama Purana Viharaya today does not show any history going back to this era but the Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era is one of the important structures of the Temple.
Batuwita is a small village between Urapola and Amirthigala in Kirindiwela in the Gampaha District. Hidden away in Batuwita lies an ancient Tampita Viharaya in Girisiri Darshanarama Purana Tampita Viharaya also known as Batuwita Viharaya.
Mahakumbukgollewa is an ancient village between Medawachchiya and Vavuniya in the Anuradhapura district. The Sri Dalada Viharaya at Mahakumbukgollewa hides a ancient Tampita Viharaya from the Kandyan Era.