Gondiwala Purana Tampita Viharaya – ගොන්දිවල පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය

 

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Tampita Viharaya sketch og

A sketch of a Tampita Viharaya

Gondiwala Purana Tampita Viharaya is reachable from Kegalle – Mawanella road.  Passing Uthuwankana junction and then the Uthuwankana Catholic Church take the left turn to Weganthale road from the Kondeniya Junction and travel about 1 km to reach the temple.

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 Gondiwala is built on six granite pillars of about 8 feet tall. The wooden platform is built on large timber beams laid across the granite pillars. The chamber of the Tampita Viharaya is 10 feet long. A wooden stairway leads to the entrance of the temple. This design is somewhat similar to the Tampita Viharaya at Ambulugala.

Primary Source : Pauranika Stana ha Smaraka – Kegalla Districkaya
by Department of Archaeology

Alternative Names : Gondiwela Tampita Viharaya

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Driving Directions to Gondiwala Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Mawanella to Gondiwala Purana Tampita Viharaya

Though : Kondeniya Junction
distance : 2.5 km
Travel time : 10 minutes
Time to spend : 20-30  mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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