Gothapabbatha Rajamaha Viharaya (Veheragala Archaeological Site) – තණමල්විල ගෝපාලපබ්බත රජමහා විහාරය (වෙහෙරගල පුරාවිද්‍යා ස්ථානය)

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Ruins of Gothapabbatha Rajamaha Viharaya (Veheragala Archaeological Site)

Ruins of Gothapabbatha Rajamaha Viharaya (Veheragala Archaeological Site)

Veheragala Archaeological Site lies in the temple complex known as the Gothapabbatha Rajamaha Viharaya in the area known as Bodagama on the Udawalawe and Thanamalwila Road.

This is a site now preserved by the Department of Archaeology and covers an considerable area. ‘Historical Topography of Ancient and Medieval Ceylon’ by C.W.Nicholas published in 1963 states that there are two inscriptions, one very fragmentary of the 2nd century, and the other of the 6th century. The latter mentions the village Rayadagama in Mayagaraya.

photos by curtsey of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

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Travel Directions to Gothapabbatha Rajamaha Viharaya (Veheragala Archaeological Site)

Route from Udawalawe NP entrance to Gothapabbatha Rajamaha Viharaya (Veheragala Archaeological Site)

Through : Thanamalwila Road
Distance : 30 km
Travel time :25 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

Map of Gothapabbatha Rajamaha Viharaya (Veheragala Archaeological Site)

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