lies close to the desolated Mahadivulwewa reservoir, lying about 8 km inwards from the Ritigala – Galenbindunuwewa road. Deserted and neglected, this ancient complex also consist of 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. The roof is held by a structure built of timber and the walls are generally made of wattle and daub and the inner walls are generally covered with frescoes drawn mainly in Kandyan style.
To reach the temple take the Galenbindunuwewa road from Habara, take the Maradankadawala road for 15 km and take the road towards Galenbindunuwewa. Travel 11 km on this road to reach the turn off to the Mahadivulwewa reservoir, This is a unmarked gravel road to the right. Travel 8 km on the deserted gravel road passing chena cultivation and jungle patches to reach the Mahadivul Wewa reservoir. The temple lies 200 meters away from the far end the reservoir bund.
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Map of Mahadivulwewa Tampita Viharaya
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Traveling to Mahadivulwewa Tampita Viharaya
Route from Ritigala to Mahadivulwewa Tampita Viharaya
|Distance : 33 km|
Travel time : 45 mins
Time to spend : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map