Dehiattakandiya Nuwaragala Ruins – දෙහිඅත්තකණ්ඩිය නුවරගල නටබුන්

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 A small stupa built upon the dilapidated ancient stupa at the top of the rock plateau at Dehiattakandiya Nuwaragala Temple

A small stupa built upon the dilapidated ancient stupa at the top of the rock plateau at Dehiattakandiya Nuwaragala Temple
Image courtesy of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

Nuwaragala Viharaya is an ancient temple complex in Dehiattakandiya. To reach this temple you need to travel 14 km from the Dimbulagala Rajamaha Viharaya towards Dehiattakandiya. From here, take the right turn to Pallegama and you need to travel a further 6.5 km on this road to reach this temple lying on a rocky plateau.

The well preserved Sri Pathul Gala (footprint of Buddha)  and the large “Asana” rock slab which were both objects of worship before the birth of Buddha Statues in the second century, places this temple in the pre christian era or on the 1st century.

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Traveling Directions to Dehiattakandiya Nuwaragala Ruins

Route from Polonnaruwa to Dehiattakandiya Nuwaragala Ruins

Though : Manampitiya – Dimbulagala
distance : 45 km
Travel time : 1.15 hours
Driving directions : see on google map

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