Nikawewa Nagarukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya – නිකවැව නාගරුක්ඛාරාම පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය

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Nikawewa Nagarukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya

Nikawewa Nagarukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya

Nikawewa Sri Nagarukkarama Purana Viharaya is an ancient temple in Nikaweratiya with a Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan kingdom.

A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 2-4 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 tradition.

Please note that the exact location of this temple is not known. The location marked on the map is only an approximate area. Any visitor is advised to get get directions to the temple from Nikaweratiya.

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Traveling to Nikawewa Nagarukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Colombo  to Nikaweratiya

Distance :125 km
Travel time : 3 hours
Time to spend : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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