Deegavapi New Parivara Dagoba and Archaeological Site – දීඝවාපී නව පරිවාර විහාරය හා පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

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At the turn off to the Deegavapi New Parivara Viharaya

At the turn off to the Deegavapi New Parivara Viharaya

Identified only as “Deegavapi Parivara Chetiya”, this huge rocky mountain is believed to have been home to one of the Parivara Stupa of the Deegavapi Maha Seya.  A large new temple has been built on top of these ruins destroying all of its antiquity but has become a popular destination for the pilgrims to Deegavapi.

Department of archaeology has declared a rock bolder with ruins of a stupa in this area which probably the rock where the temple lies as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows;

“Natural rock boulder with stairways, base pockets, and natural rock plain with the signs of a drain and the rock plain with ruins of a Dagoba on the West and rock boulder where stairway is designed on the South belonging to Kachchena Rahumanthi village situated in No. 5-2-34-005 Irakkamam 07 Grama Niladhari Division in Eragama (Irakkamam) Divisional Secretary’s Division in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 7º 13′ 58” N and longitude 081º 45′ 39” E).”

Other than a spectacular view from the top of the rock, there isn’t anything of significant to make a visit.

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Travel Directions to Deegavapi New Parivara Dagoba

Route from Ampara to Deegavapi New Parivara Dagoba

Through : Eragama
Distance : 18.5  km
Travel time : 30  mins
Time to spend : 30-60 mins
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