Archaeological Ruins at Ehetugaswewa Sri Sambodhi Viharaya (ඇහැටුගස්වැව ශ්‍රී සම්බෝධි විහාරය නටබුන්)

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Located approximately 10 km from the Kiriibbanwewa Army Camp, this temple is a recent addition. However, it is surrounded by numerous ancient ruins. A stupa, now in a state of decay, once stood on a foundation composed of stone fragments. The extent of damage inflicted by treasure hunters is considerable, with a substantial pit dug, surpassing even the foundation level. The bricks recovered from the site indicate that the stupa dates back to around the 8th century.

In proximity to the religious site stands the current Sarvodaya building, where various archaeological artefacts from different locations are on display. Among them are a moonstone and fragments of a Buddha statue.

References

  • Medhānanda, E., (2005). The Sinhala Buddhist heritage in the East and the North of Shri [i.e. Sri] Lanka. 1st ed. Colombo: Dayawansa Jayakody & Co. , p 224.

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