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.
Map of the Dehiattakandiya Nuwaragala Ruins
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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