Avulegama Bayawa Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya – අවුලේගම බයව ටැම්පිට රජමහා විහාරය

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Tampita Viharaya sketch og
A sketch of a Tampita Viharaya

Bayawa Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient temple lying in Avulegama  lying between Nikaweratiya and Padeniya in Kurunegala district. To reach the temple from Kurunegala, take the Padeniya road and travel 4 km from Padeniya junction toards Putlam where you will reach the Avulegama  junction. From here take the right turn on to Sri Seelananda Mawatha. Travel 900 meters to reach this temple.

Significance of this temple is the 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. Walls inside the chamber is more or less always covered in paintings drawn mainly in Kandyan style.

The Tampita Viharaya at the Bayawa Rajamaha Viharaya has been restored by the archaeological department in 2012.

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Driving Directions to Avulegama Bayawa Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya

Route from Kurunegala to Avulegama Bayawa Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya

Though : Wariyapola – Padeniya – Avulegama
distance : 30 km
Travel time :45  minutes
Time to spend : 20-30  mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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