Ganangamuwa Sri Purvaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya – ගණන්ගමුව ශ්‍රී පූර්වාරාමය පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය

 

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Tampita Viharaya sketch og

A sketch of a Tampita Viharaya

Ganangamuwa Sri Purvaramaya Purana Viharaya lies in the village of Ganangamuwa just 11 km away from Kuliyapitiya. The temple can be reached through Kuliyapitiya – Narammala road road by traveling upto Ganangamuwa (10km) and taking the Konduruwapola road.  Another 1 km down this road will bring you to the entrance of the  Sri Purvaramaya Purana Viharaya.

A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall. The roof is held by a structure built of timber and the walls are generally made of wattle and daub. Walls inside the chamber is more or less always covered in paintings drawn mainly in Kandyan style.

The Tampita Viharaya at the Ganangamuwa Sri Purvaramaya Purana Viharaya has been built during the Kandyan era and was declared as an protected archaeological monument by the gazette issued on 24th July 2009 .

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Map of the Ganangamuwa Sri Purvaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya

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Driving Directions to Ganangamuwa Sri Purvaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Kuliyapitiya to Sri Purvaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya

Though : Ganangamuwa
distance : 11   km
Travel time :20 mins
Time to spend : 20-30  mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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