Tampita Vihara Heritage of Sri Lanka – ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාර​

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Kanugala Sri Pushparama Tampita Viharaya

Kanugala Sri Pushparama Tampita Viharaya

Tampita Viharaya (Temple on Pillars, Devapita Viharaya, Devamatha Viharaya)  is a distinctly unique type of image house found in some Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. Although there are some proof  older structures these buildings were a popular aspect of many Buddhist temples during the 17th-19th centuries. There are more than two hundred Tempita Viharas have been identified in Sri Lanka to date. Most of the shrines are found in North Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Western provinces.

A Tampita Viharaya is 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. Generally you would find Buddha statues and statues of deities made of timber or limestone inside.  The inner walls are completely painted in frescos using sceneries from Jataka stories or Buddhas life.

Although such structures were built as Buddhist image houses, later the same structures has been built and Devales to worship various daites.

The basic structure of the Tampita Viharaya has also evolved in to various forms over time with tampita viharaya being built on a very high pillars with a ground floor being used as a Banamaduwa or Digge being connected to the viharaya.

NoNameLocationProvinceDistrictNotes
001Aluthdivulwewa Purana Tampita Viharayapossible locationNorth CentralAnuradhapuraThis temple is listed in the "Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara" book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available. 
002Ambareli Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraSaid to be the tallest Tampita Viharaya in the country
003Habarana Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya YesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraLies 600 meters on the Maradankadawala Road from Habarana Junction.
004Koranaka Sandagala Tampita Viharaya, KorasagallaYesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraKorasagalla is an ancient village on the Thalawa road few kilometers away from Kakirawa.
005Mahadivulwewa Ancient Tampita ViharayaYesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraA rather neglected Tampita Viharaya hidden away deep in the remote Mahadivulwewa in the vicinity of Mahadivulwewa Reservoir
006Mahakumbukgollewa Sri Dalada Viharaya, MedawachchiyaYesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraMahakumbukgollewa is an ancient village between Medawachchiya and Vavuniya.
007Manankattiya Sri Sudarshanarama Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraA dilapidated Tampita Viharaya begging for attention in an isolated village in the Galenbindunuwewa area.
008Namalpura Sri Vishuddharama Tampita Viharaya (Madawala Tampita Viharaya)YesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraAn ancient temple with a Tampita Viharaya belonging to Kandyan Era under protection of Department of Archaeology in the remote village of Namalpura
009Navodagama Archaeological ReserveYesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraRuins of an ancient Tampita Viharaya. Only granite pillars exists.
010Oyamaduwa Archaeological ReserveYesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraRuins of an ancient Tampita Viharaya. Only granite pillars exists.
011Rambewa Kadahatha Tampita ViharayaApproximateNorth CentralAnuradhapuraSituated within the Grama Niladhari Division Diviya Udabandawewa Thulana, in Rambewa Divisional Secretary Division.
012Sri Wanasinhe Rajamaha Viharaya, GalkiriyagamaYesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraThe Department of Archaeology had declared the drip-ledged caves, old Stupa and Tampita Vihara (on stone piles) buildings as protected monuments in 2011
013Sujatharama Viharaya, PuhulewewaNoNorth CentralAnuradhapuraThe Tampita Viharaya and the ancient stone pathway wall in Horowpothana Divisional Secretary Division has been declared as protected monuments in 2011
014Veheragala Siri Sangabo Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraThe Department of Archaeology has conserved number of ruins at the site including an ancient stupa and an pillar inscription.
015Weragama Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya (Diya Bubule Pansala)yesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraAccording to legend, this temple has been built during the time of Mihindu Maha Rahath Thero and has been renovated by 4 kings of different eras.
016Mabotuwana Sri Sumanarama Purana Wilgamu Rajamaha ViharayayesSouthernGalleThe only known Tampita Viharaya in Galle district. Well maintained.
017Anuragoda Sri Sumangalarama Purana Tampita ViharayaYesWesternGampahaBetter known as Anuragoda Tampita Viharaya, this structure has been renovated in 1990 losing most of its original antiquity.
018Atupothdeniya Pothgul Rajamaha ViharayaYesWesternGampahaAccording to folklore this temple has been in existence since the period of king Walagamba (89-77 BC).
019Ganewatta Purana Bodhimalu Tampita ViharayaYesWesternGampahaA Tampita Viharaya 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.
020Girisiri Darshanarama Purana Tampita Viharaya, BauwiitaYesWesternGampahaA Tampita Viharaya built by Deva Pathiraja Senevi during the reign of king Parakramabahu II (1244 -1279) of Dambadeniya kingdom.
021Keragala Padmavathi Rajamaha ViharayaYesWesternGampahaOne 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. Only the pillars remain today.
022Kshethrarama Purana Tampita Viharaya, HapuwalanaYesWesternGampahaThis Tampita Viharaya has been built in the 1800’s and lies facing a paddy field.
023Mahalloluwa Sri Saddharmarama Purana Tampita ViharayaYesWesternGampahaThis 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. 
024Metikotamulla Sadharma Thilakarama Purana ViharayaYesWesternGampahaAn ancient Tampita Viharaya hidden away away in Gampaha district which also has been declared as a protected archaeological monument.
025Mirigama Purana Tampita ViharayaYesWesternGampahaOnly source of information is Google Maps. No photos exists. Needs further confirmation. GPS location is at 7.2510541, 80.136981.
026Samanabedda Rajamaha Viharaya, HanwellaYesWesternGampahaThe Tampita Viharaya has been completely demolished in a renovation carried out in 1920. GPS location 6.914988, 80.073936
027Thotewatta Patthini Devalaya, Madurupitiya, MirigamaNoWesternGampahaTampita Vihara structure of this Devalaya has been declared as an protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 22 November 2002. No further information available.
028Warapalana Sri Jinendrarama Tampita ViharayaYesWesternGampahaThis Tampita Viharaya is built on 25 granite stumps of about 3 feet in height. The roof is tiled with Sinhala Ulu. The structure is 19'x15'3" in size. A 3'10" high short wall is built around the structure.
029Yatawatta Purana Tampita ViharayaNoWesternGampahaThis  Tampita Viharaya is built on 30 granite stumps of 4 feet in height. The viharaya is 20 feet long and 16 feet wide. There is a 2 feet 6 inch wide circumambulating path built around the chamber.
030Hakuruwela Peellawela Purana Rajamaha ViharayayesSouthernHambantotaThe temple can be dated back to the perod of 2-3 rd century BC. A Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era can be found at this temple.
031Hathagala Purana Tampita ViharayayesSouthernHambantotaMuch of history of this temple 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.
032Weeraketiya Seegala Purana Tampita ViharayayesSouthernHambantotaThe Tampita viharaya within this temple was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 6th June 2008.
033Kekunadola Rajamaha Viharaya (Prathiraja Pirivena)YesWesternKalutarabuilt during the reign of king Parakramabahu VI (1411-1463) by Sri Wardhana Prathiraja senevi after bringing Jaffna under Kotte kingdom.
034Arattana Minimarupitiya Tampita Viharayaapproximate locationCentralKandyViharaya is built on six stone stumps of 2 feet in height. Lies about 1 km from Daulugala Ambalama junction on the Eladetta Road.
035Danthure Rajamaha ViharayayesCentralKandyA two storied Tampita Vihara. The ground floor is used as the "Bana Maduwa" or a preaching hall.Musicians and dancers are sculptured on the four pillars at the centre of the hall.
036Doragamuwa Shylapabbatharama Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyA two storied Tampita Viharaya. Ground floor is a preaching hall. The Tampita Viharaya is built on 9 tall rock pillars. A wooden flight of steps on one side of the preaching hall takes you to upper floor.
037Dunkumbura Rajamaha Viharaya (Dunkumbura Tampita Viharaya)yesCentralKandyA Tampita Viharaya built around 1830-1840 hidden away in Thumpane. This is built on 25 granite pillars with a front porch and a Mandapa in front.
038Gampola Kadiresan Kovilnot knownCentralKandyLocated in Gampola town. The Tampita structure of the Kovil was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 9th September 2011
039Gondeniya Purana Tampita Viharayaapproximate areaCentralKandyA tampita viharaya surrounded by a larger hall. Built on 8 short granite stumps. Some of the older paintings have been replaced with new drawings.
040Kalotuwawa Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyThe tampita viharaya is built on a rock plain on top of 13 rock pillar stumps of about 3 feet in height. The door frame is decorated withe various wood carvings. At the top you will find a painting of "Panch Nari Getaya" (a design of five interlocked women) at the center with creeper designs. Painting of "Narilatha Flower" with female face at the center.
041Kumbaloluwa Tampita Viharayaapproximate areaCentralKandyKumbaloluwa Tampita Viharaya lies in the Viharagama area in Gamhatha in Kandy district.
042Malagammana Rajamaha viharayayesCentralKandyThe Tampita Viharaya at this temple was destroyed by the British forces in 1818. What you see today is the new temple built thereafter. GPS location 7.325055, 80.584784
043Medawala Rajamaha ViharayayesCentralKandyThe oldest Tampita Viharaya in existence. Built during king Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe in 1755.
044Minigamuwa Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyThis temple has been built during the reign of king Wimaladarmasuriya (1592 – 1604) for a priest called Buddhagammana thero. The Tampita Viharaya of the temple has been built by one of his students, Attadassi Thero.
045Minimarupitiya Tampita Viharayaapproximate areaCentralKandylies at a place called Minimarupitiya in Eladetta about seven miles from Kandy on the road to Dalugala.
046Muruddeniya Kandapita Purana Tampita ViharayaPossible locationCentralKandyLocated in Muruddeniya in Hatharaliyadda. This structure was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 22 November 2002.
047Sivurupitiya Bodhirukkarama ViharayanoCentralKandyThis Tampita Viharaya lies in Sivurupitiya in the Hatharaliyedda Divisional Secretary's Division. Was named as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 8 July 2005.
048Suriyagoda Rajamaha ViharayayesCentralKandyThis Tampita Viharaya is built on nine wooden pillars on which wooden cross beams run to support the shrine room.
049Udathalawinna Purana Bomalu Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyLies less than 10 km away from Kandy in Udathalawinna
050Unambuwa Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyLies just 1 kilometer away from Gampola town in Unambuwa
051Weligodapola Sri Dharmarama Pirivena Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyOne 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 Structure is 29 feet 3 inches long and 18 feet 3 inches wide.
052Weliwita Sri Sanghikarama Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyThis Tampita Viharaya 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.
053Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleAlkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Viharaya lies in the Makehelwala area between Mawanella and Kadugamuwa.
054Aluthnuwara Dedimunda Devalaya, MawanellayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA small Tampita Devalaya built on a wooden platform on a rock.
055Ambulugala Sri Danthapaya Raja Maha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 8 granite stumps rising 2 feet 8 inches above ground level. The image house is 9 feet long and 6 feet 6 inches wide.
056Arambegama Sri Sudassanarama ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleLies in Pitiyegama in Rambukkana. Declared as a protected archaeological site in 22 November 2002.
057Asmadala Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleUnfortunately the granite stumps of this Tampita Viharaya cannot be seen today since they have been buried in concrete, probably a attempt to keep the Tampita Viharaya intact after falling to despair.
058Atthanagoda Tampita Viharaya, MawanellayesSabaragamuwaKegalleDeclared as a protected archaeological site in 28 January 1977. Temple is located at GPS 7.235381, 80.401045
059Burunnewa Sri Nagarukkarama Tampita Viharaya, WarakapolayesSabaragamuwaKegalleAn ancient temple hidden away in middle of picturesque paddy fields between Ambepussa and Nelumdeniya.
060Devanagala Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalle
061Diyasunnatha Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA two storied Tampita Viharaya. The top floor is built on four 6'4" feet high timber pillars.
062Dodanthale Sri Seneviratnarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA large two storied Tampita Viharaya initially built with the intention of building a palace by Molligoda Adhikaram
063Eraminigammana Sri Susilarama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe 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.
064Gammannagoda Sri Sudarshanarama Tampita Viharayaapproximate areaSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya 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.
065Gondiwala Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe 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.
066Hingula Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya structure at Hingula is 20 feet long and 17 feet wide. The image chamber is 12 feet 6 inches long and 9 feet 6 inches wide. The whole structure is built on thirteen 6 feet high granite pillars.
067Jeewana Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleAn ancient temple hidden away in middle of picturesque paddy fields in Devalegama area off Kegalle.
068Kadigamuwa Sri Nagawanarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleOnly place where you would come across two tampita viharaya structures in a single temple. Both structures are well preserved.
069Kariyagama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleLies in Ussapitiya, 5 kilometers off Mawanella. The last conservation of the this Tampita Viharaya and the pillar base was carried out in 2010.
070Kempitikanda Sri Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 8 granite stumps rising 2 feet 8 inches above ground level. The image house is 9 feet long and 6 feet 6 inches wide.
071Kiriyathanna Sri Sudarshanarama Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe image house on the Tampita Viharaya is 9 feet 7 inches long and 7 feet 6 inches wide. There is a circumambulating path around the image house protected by a wooden balustrade.
072Kivulpana Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleLies in between Kegalle and Mawanella, just 2 kilometers off the Kandy road.
073Lewangama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya at Lewangama is tiny compared to other such structures and is placed at the center of Bana Madua making it part of this structure.
074Lewke Tampita Viharaya at Lewke WalawwayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA Tampita Viharaya built by the second Lewke Dissawe next to his ancestral home
075Madiliya Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya lies between Aranayake and Hemmathagama.
076Makehelwala Keppetipola Sri Abayaraja Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThis Tampita Viharaya is built on 21 granite pillars rising 7 feet from the ground. The image house is 20 feet 8 inches logng and 17 feet 10 inches wide. There is a 2 feet 6 inch wide circumambulating path going around the image house but the protective railing is missing.
077Makura Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 8 granite stumps rising 1 feet 10 inches off the ground level. The viharaya 11 feet long, 8 feet wide and about 7 feet in height.
078Maliyadda Sri Sudarshanarama Purana Tampita ViharayanoSabaragamuwaKegallelies off Mawanella on the Hemmathagama road. Location unknown. Video on the Tampita viharaya is here - https://youtu.be/o54CkukUZhk?t=28s
079Mangalagama Bodhimalakarama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe structure is built on 2 feet 10 inch high 10 granite pillars. The image house is 16 feet 10 inches long and 10 feet 10 inches wide. Whole structure has been completely rebuilt in the 1960's.
080Mangedara Mahawatta Purana Tampita ViharayanoSabaragamuwaKegalleMangedara Tampita Viharaya was declared as an protected archaeological site in 22 November 2002. Mangedara lies just as you turn towards Kurunegala from Ambepussa. Exact location of the temple is unknown.
081Mannagoda Tempita Viharaya, MawanellanoSabaragamuwaKegallelocated in the Mawanella Divisional Secretary's Division. Was declared as a protected archaeological monument in 2nd November 1958.
082Mawela Malwathu Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleLies hidden away just few hundred meters away from Ganethenna Junction on Kandy Road in Kegalle District.
083Medagama Siri Sunandarama Tampita ViharyayesSabaragamuwaKegalleListed in the Book Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information available.
084Medagama Sri Nagarukkaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThis Tampita Viharaya is listed in the book” Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara” by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available.
085Medagoda Pattini DevalayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleBuilt by Sitawaka Rajasinghe (1581 – 1591) this structure is dedicated to deity Pattini
086Medagodella Sri Sumanaramaya Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya at this temple is built on a natural rock plain. A 2 feet high platform has been constructed on the rock and 16 granite stumps with 1 foot 8 inches height have been placed on the platform to build the temple.
087Meepitiya Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya at this temple 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.
088Menikkadawara Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya of the Menikkadawara Rajamaha Viharaya lies on 14 granite stumps.
089Minuwangamuwa Shailamasthakarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThis Tampita Viharaya has been built around 1886. This is built on 6 granite pillars of 3 feet 3 inches tall. The image house is 10 feet 6 inches long and 7 feet 9 inches wide.
090Moragammana Sri Mayurapada Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleTemple consists of 2 tampita structures. A Tampita Viharaya and a Tampita Monk Residence.
091Muwapitiya Sri Sudharmarama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA small tampita viharaya standing on 13 stone pillars 3 feet above the ground. The pillars are erected on a platform 3 feet high.
092Nape Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleToday a pirivena temple. Only the ruins of the Tampita Viharaya are found.
093Nawagamuwa Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya lies quite close to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage,
094Nikapitiya Sangasela ViharayanoSabaragamuwaKegalleA destroyed Tampita Viharaya. Take Bulathkohupitiya road from Kegalle. Take Nikapitiya road for 1.5 km from Kiripattiya Junction (14.5 km)
095Nikawewa Nagarukkarama Purana Tampita Viharayaapproximate areaSabaragamuwaKegalleThis Tampita Viharaya was in dilapidated state until recently when the Department of Archaeology restored this structure to its original state.
096Nilwakka Sri Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya is built on a wooden platform built on 6 granite stumps. A wooden balustrade is build around the image house on the platform.
097Parape Sri Vishuddarama Purana Tampita Viharayaapproximate locationSabaragamuwaKegalleA well maintained Tampita Viharaya in its original form. Built on 7 feet high granite pillars.
098Podape Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya lies between Aranayake and Bulathkohupitiya in the Kegalle.
099Polambegoda Sri Sudarshanarma Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThis ancient Tampita Viharaya has been preserved in 1982 and lately in 2014.
100Randiligama purana Sidda Pathini Tampita DevalayanoSabaragamuwaKegalleRandiligama lies just passing Mediliya on Hemmathagama road. This was declared a protected archaeological site on June 6, 2008.
101Ranwala Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya is attributed to king Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe’s period (1747 – 1781) and retains the sculptures and paintings of the Kandyan period.
102Thalgaspitiya Deniyathanna Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA Tampita Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeology monument in 2005 by the gazette dated 8 July 2005.
103Thammita Sri Visuddharama ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe temple lies on the Sudugala - Arawpola road staring in Ussapitiya, 8 km away from Mawanella.
104Udanwita Sri Maliyadewa Arahantha Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya has been modernized and reconstructed thus losing all its ancient murals. The granite pillars on which the image house stood have been removed in the new building.
105Udugama Purana Rajamaha Vihara Tampita ViharayanoSabaragamuwaKegalledeclared as a protected archaeological monument in 1 November 1996. Lies in Rambukkana DS Division.
106Udumulla Heenatipone IsipathanaramayanoSabaragamuwaKegalleThis temple is listed in the "Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara" book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available.
107Wakirigala Abeysundararama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA small Tampita Viharaya with a prominent mandapaya in front.
108Walpola Sri Wijayasundararama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA tampita viharaya in good condition. Recently restored by Archaeology department.
109Wathura Kehelwatte Sri Sumanarama Tampita Viharayaapprox. areaSabaragamuwaKegalleKehelwatta lies 5km down Gevilipitiya road which starts from Hettimulla. This temple is listed in the "Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara" book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available.
110Yatagama Sri Sunethrarama Purana Tampita Viharaya, Udadamaapprox. areaSabaragamuwaKegalleYatagama lies 4km off Rambukkana on the Rambukkana - Walgama Road. This temple is listed in the "Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara" book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available.
111Inguruwaththa Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at the Inguruwaththa Purana Viharaya is built on 2 feet 4 inches high 8 granite stumps during the era of king Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 – 1781).
112Avulegama Bayawa Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at the Bayawa Rajamaha Viharaya has been restored by the archaeological department in 2012.
113Bathalagoda Wewa Ruinsapprox. areaNorth WesternKurunegalaDagaboa mound and the remains belonging to Tempita viharaya situated above the boundary of Bathalagoda Wewa in Bamunumulla in the Panduwasnuwara DS division.
114Bihalpola Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 9 stone pillar stumps, 2 feet tall. The image house on the Tampita Viharaya is 13 feet in length and 9 feet 8 inches wide.
115Bingiriya Devagiri Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe history of the temple dates back to about 3rd Century BC.The Tampita Viharaya at Bingiriya is the largest in the country. The whole structure is 34 feet long and 24 feet wide. The temple is built on 24 granite pillars 6 feet high.
116Budumuththawa Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA 2 storied Tampita Viharaya with the pillars decorated with carved wooden pillar heads. Two pillars contain inscriptions dating back to 12th century.
117Bulnewa Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at the Bulnewa Rajamaha Viharaya was declared as an protected archaeological site on 23rd January 2009 by gazette number 1586.
118Dalukgolla Sri Purwarama Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe temple lies about 6 km from Nikaweratiya towards Yapahuwa on the B326 Road.
119Dambadeniya Sri Wijayasundararama Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA 3 storied Relic House for Dantha Dhathu built during Dambadeniya era converted to a two stored Tampita Viharaya towards late Kandyan kingdom.
120Deekirikewa Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaBuilt on 10 granite pillars which are plastered and painted. There is a narrow circumambulating path is built around the image house.
121Digampitiya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at the Digampitiya Purana Viharaya was declared as an protected archaeological site in 2002.
122Dorabawila Sri Sugatharamaya Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaUnusually high Tampita Viharaya with the granite pillars rising for 5 feet on top of a 2 feet foundation.
123Edandawala Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA two storied Tampita Viharaya. The ancient statues and and the murals are still intact.
124Galayaya Sri Sudharamarama Purana Tampita ViharayanoNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya belonging to the Galayaya Sri Sudharamarama Purana Viharaya lies in Ihala Galayaya Grama Niladhari division, Pannala Divisional Secretary’s division. Was declared as a protected archaeological monument on 24 July 2009.
125Galayaya Sri Sumanarama Purana Tampita ViharayanoNorth WesternKurunegalaListed in the 'Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara' by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information available.
126Gammana Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at Gammana Bodhirukkarama Purana Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 7th December 2001.
127Ganangamuwa Sri Purvaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaBuilt during the Kandyan era and was declared as an protected archaeological monument by the gazette issued on 24th July 2009.
128Hindagahawewa Wedaungala Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaLies 11 km from Panduwasnuwara. Part of the historical significance of this structure has been lost due to some restorations in the recent past.
129Hindhawa Sri Wijesundararamaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe temple lies 7 km off Wariyapola in the Bamunakotuwa area.
130Hiripathwella Mayurawathi Sri Bodhirajarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya was declared as an protected archaeological monument by the Department Archaeology in 2009.
131Hulugalla Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya of the Hulugalla temple is a wooden structure built on 16 granite pillars.
132Indulgoda Sri Pushparamaya Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at Indulgoda Sri Pushparamaya Rajamaha Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 7th December 2001.
133Kadawalagedara Sulugulu Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built on rather tall granite pillars, about 5 feet high. Both inner and the outer walls of the image house are covered with murals.
134Kahatawilagedara Swarnaprathibimbaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis Tampita Viharaya was declared as an Protected Archaeological Site by the government by the gazette dated 24th July 2009. No further information is available.
135Kaluhendiwela Mayurawathi Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA small Tampita Viharaya built on 8 granite stups. Was declared as a protected archaeological monument on 7th December 2001.
136Kalundawa Sri Sudharmarama Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaKalundawa is the village that king Parakramabahu II spent his childhood in hiding. The Tampita Viharaya seems have been renovated losing its antiquity.
137Kanugala Sri Pushparama Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalahe Tampita Viharaya is built on a wooden platform on six large granite stumps.
138Katupitiya Sri Nagarukkaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at Gammana Bodhirukkarama Purana Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 22nd November 2002
139Kolambagama Miyugunarama Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis Tampita Viharaya is built using 23 boulders of different sizes placed to keep the four wooden bases in place.
140Kolambalamulla Bodhirukkharama Purana Pothgul Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis temple is located in Talawattegedara between Polgahawela and Pothuhera.
141Kolamunna Sri Sugatharamaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 8 granite stumps laid in 2 rows. The entrance to the image house is plain and lacks statues or paintings. The outer wall too lacks any murals.
142Konduruwapola Rajamaha Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built upon 11 granite stumps of varying heights to balance the unevenness of the rock plateau. The structure is 23 feet 8 inches long and 18 feet 6 inches wide.
143Kongahagedara Sri Bodhidrumaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built upon 16 granite stumps. The exquisite wood carvings on pillars and the roof is one of the important feature of this structure.
144Kongoda Bodhirajaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis temple is listed in the 'Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara' book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available.
145Kudagalgamuwa Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis Tampita Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 25th April 1980.
146Maspotha Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis Tampita Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 22nd November 2002.
147Nagabodhi Dravarama Tampita ViharayanoNorth WesternKurunegalaThis temple is listed in the "Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara" book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. The temple lies 8 kms on the the Makandura - Kuliyapitiya Road.
148Nakkawatta Purana Tampita ViharayanoNorth WesternKurunegalaLies in Kuliyapitiya east. Was declared as a protected archaeological monument on 19th May 1967.
149Sri Swarna Bimbarama Viharaya, KotuwewattayesNorth WesternKurunegalaAppears in Wikipidia. Has been protected as an archaeological monument by the Gazette published on 27 July 2001. Link points to Usgala Swarnabimbarama Viharaya which might be the same
150Uyanegama Sri Nagabodhi Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at Uyanegama Sri Nagabodhi Rajamaha Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 24th July 2009.
151Makulatenna Raja Maha ViharayayesCentralMatale
152Thalakiriyawa Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralMataleA tiny tampita viharaya neglected with time, one horizontal beam is now supported by a stack of clay tiles.
153Kotasara Piyangala Raja Maha ViharayayesUvaMonaragalaLies in Bibile. The Tampita viharaya and the ancient Bhikku dwelling have been declared as protected monuments.
154Niyamgamdora Rajamaha ViharayayesCentralNuwara EliyaThe Pattini Devalaya of this temple has been built on a Tampita Structure.
155Pusulpitiya Rajamaha Viharaya, KotmaleyesCentralNuwara Eliya
156Elugala Rajamaha Viharaya, BalangodayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuraalso known as Pinnawala Sri Pushparama Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya.
157Maduwanwela Mudalinalage AramayayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuraHas been built by the famous Maduwanwela Dissawe and lies close to his mansion in Maduwanwela.
158Nedun Rajamaha Viharaya, KiriellayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuraTampita Viharaya has been built completely in Nadun timber. Structure not seen today. The current structure possibly built around the original Tampita Viharaya.
159Pelmadulla Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaRatnapura
160Walalgoda Purana Tempita Viharaya, EmbilipitiyayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuraAn large two storied Tampita Viharaya built on 16 wooden pillars.
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