Dalukgolla Sri Purwarama Rajamaha Viharaya – දළුක්ගොල්ල ශ්‍රී පූර්වාරාම රජමහා විහාරය

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Tampita Viharaya of Dalukgolla Sri Purwarama Rajamaha Viharaya

Tampita Viharaya of Dalukgolla Sri Purwarama Rajamaha Viharaya
Image courtesy of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

Dalukgolla Sri Purwarama Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan Era.  Tampita Viharaya is a temple built on pillars. The main image house of the temple is built on a wooden platform built on set of pillars. Most of the time the pillars are made of granite but sometime wooden pillars can be found too. The primary reason for elevating the building off the ground is said be for the wooden building to be protected from insect such as termites. This was a popular architectural feature on the temples built during the Kandyan Era.

The Dalukgolla Tampita Viharaya could be reached from Nikaweratiya on the Kurunegala – Puttalam Road. The temple lies about 6 km from Nikaweratiya towards Yapahuwa on the B326 Road.

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Travel Directions to Dalukgolla Sri Purwarama Rajamaha Viharaya

Route from Colombo Junction to  Dalukgolla Sri Purwarama Rajamaha Viharaya

Through : Negombo – Chilaw – Panduwasnuwara – Kobeigane – Nikaweratiya
Distance : 146 km
Travel time : 3.5 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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