Weragama Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya (Diya Bubule Pansala) – වේරගම පුරාණ ටැම්පිට රජමහා විහාරය (දිය බුබුලේ පන්සල)

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Weragama Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya (Diya Bubule Pansala)

Weragama Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya (Diya Bubule Pansala)

Weragama Purana Tampita Viharaya (also know as Diya Bubule Pansala and Gonamariyawa Viharaya) lies between Medawachchiya and Kebithigollawa in Anuradhapura District. According to legend, this temple has been built during the time of Mihindu Maha Rahath Thero.

During the ancient times, this temple has been called Medagama Weragama Viharaya and has been renovated by 4 kings during various times. The last time being during the reign of king Kirthi Sri Rajashinhe (1747 – 1781) who has handed over this temple to buddhist priests through a copper plate inscription which still exists in the temple.

In addition to the Tampita Viharaya built during the reign of king Kirthi Sri Rajashinhe, two statues of kings has been discovered in the temple. Number of Buddha statues and statues of deities carved in timber can be seen inside this ancient Tampita Viharaya.

To reach the temple take the Kebithigollewa road from Medawachchiya for 25 kilometers until you reach the village of Gonamariyawa. The temple lies left of the road just as you pass the access road to Gonamariyawa reservoir.

Alternate names : Veragama Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, Weragama Viharaya, Weragama Tampita Viharaya, Diya Bubule Pansala, Diya Bubula Pansala, Diyabubule Pansala, Diyabubula Pansala, Gonamariyawa Viharaya, Gonamariyawa Pansala.

Photos by Chamara Perera

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Traveling directions to Weragama Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya (Diya Bubule Pansala)

Travel directions from Anuradhapura to Weragama Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya (Diya Bubule Pansala)

Distance : 52 km
Travel time : 1.15 hour
Time to spend : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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