Agalakada Sri Dharmarakshitha Purana Viharaya (අගලකඩ ධර්මරක්ෂිත පුරාණ විහාරය)

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Agalakada Dharmarakshitha Purana Viharaya has been built by Agalabada Dharmarakshitha Thero with a Tampita Viharaya during the reign of king Kirthi Sri Rajasinhe (1747 – 1781). This temple lie between Akuressa and Morawaka, 5.5 km off Akuressa town and 21 km off Morawaka.

To reach Agalakada Dharmarakshitha Ancient Temple from Akuressa take to Pitabeddara road from Thibbotuwewa junction for 3.5 km and take the Thalahagama – Makandura Rd. You will come across a notice board directing towards the Agalakada Dharmarakshitha Purana Viharaya after 1 km. Turn at this board and travel for 1 km to reach the temple.

A Tampita Viharaya is a special building constructed on a wooden platform supported by several stone stumps, typically around 3 to 4 feet tall. Its roof is supported by a timber frame, and the walls are often made of wattle and daub, a mixture of woven branches and clay. Inside, the chamber walls are usually adorned with paintings, often in the Kandyan style, depicting religious themes and stories.

The initial Tampita Viharaya building at this temple has been destroyed and only the granite stumps can be seen today.

References

  1. Wickramaratne, I. (2005) පෞරාණික ස්ථාන හා ස්මාරක : මාතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Department of Archaeology, Sri Lanka.

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Driving Directions to Agalakada Sri Dhammarakshitha Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Akuressa to Agalakada Sri Dhammarakshitha Purana Tampita Viharaya
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distance : 6 km
Travel time :15 – 20 mins
Time to spend : 20 – 30  mins
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