Viharegama Maliyadeva Rajamaha Viharaya at Narammala – නාරම්මල විහාරේගම මලියදේව රජමහා විහාරය

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Viharegama Maliyadeva Rajamaha Viharaya

Viharegama Maliyadeva Rajamaha Viharaya

Viharegama Maliyadeva Rajamaha Viharaya lies about 16 kilometers away from the Dambadeniya. It is said that the Maliyadeva Thero who is considered the last Arhaths of Sri Lanka had been cremated at Viharegama and a stupa had been built at Viharegama depositing the ashes.

During ancient times (13th century)  when Dambadeniya was the capital Dambadeniya Raja Maha Viharaya, Wattarama Rajamaha Viharaya where the Maliyadeva Thero had spent most of his time and Viharegama Rajamaha Viharaya where the Maliyadeva Thero had spent most of the time had been popular pilgrimages.

The cave complex and the ancient Sangaramaya building at the temple has been declared as a protected archaeology monument by the department of archaeology. The temple lies about 4.5 kms from Narammala. Take the Polgahayaya from Narammala town and travel 4 km to reach this temple.

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Travel Directions to Viharegama Maliyadeva Rajamaha Viharaya

Route from Colombo to Viharegama Maliyadeva  Rajamaha Viharaya

Route from Kurunegala to Viharegama Maliyadeva  Rajamaha Viharaya

Though : Katunayake – Giriulla – Dambadeniya
distance :93 km
Travel time : 2-2.5  hours.
Driving directions : see on google map
Though : Narammala Road
distance :20  km
Travel time : 30- 40 mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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