Tampita Vihara Heritage of Sri Lanka – ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාර​

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Kanugala Sri Pushparama Tampita Viharaya
Kanugala Sri Pushparama Tampita Viharaya

Tampita Viharaya (Temple on Pillars, Devapita Viharaya, Devamatha Viharaya)  is a distinctly unique type of image house found in some Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. Although there are some proof  older structures these buildings were a popular aspect of many Buddhist temples during the 17th-19th centuries. There are more than two hundred Tempita Viharayas have been identified in Sri Lanka to date. Most of the shrines are found in North Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Western provinces.

A Tampita Viharaya is 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. A seated Buddha statue is build at the center and more statues of standing Buddhas, deities lie beside the main statue. These are made of clay, timber or limestone.  The inner walls are completely painted in frescoes using sceneries from Jataka stories or Buddhas life.

Although such structures were built as Buddhist image houses, later the same structures has been built and Devales to worship various deities.

The basic structure of the Tampita Viharaya has also evolved in to various forms over time with tampita viharaya being built on a very high pillars with a ground floor being used as a Banamaduwa or Dig-Ge being connected to the viharaya.

After an extensive search, 227 Tampita Viharaya’s have been listed below, most of them with exact locations. Out of the full list, there are 8 site which are in total ruins leaving only the granite stumps which they stood upon. The Tampita Vihara structure remains intact in some form in all other sites. Out the list 7 are Tampita Devala, mostly dedicated Pattini deity, all others are Buddhist temples.

The largest number of Tampita Vihara are found in Kurunegala District which is 68 temples (out of which 1 is a devalaya). This is closely followed by Kegalle District with 58 temples (out of which 3 are devala). Although this architectural feature belongs to the Kandyan era, there are only 18 Tampita Viharaya’s in Kandy district.

NoNameLocationProvinceDistrictNotes
001Aluthdivulwewa Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraThis remote tampita viharaya is still in its original condition. However the paintings are fading and only on one guardian deities at the entrance exists today.
002Ambareli Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraSaid to be the tallest Tampita Viharaya in the country
003Habarana Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya YesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraLies 600 meters on the Maradankadawala Road from Habarana Junction.
004Koranaka Sandagala Tampita Viharaya, KorasagallaYesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraKorasagalla is an ancient village on the Thalawa road few kilometers away from Kakirawa.
005Mahadivulwewa Ancient Tampita ViharayaYesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraA rather neglected Tampita Viharaya hidden away deep in the remote Mahadivulwewa in the vicinity of Mahadivulwewa Reservoir
006Mahakumbukgollewa Sri Dalada Viharaya, MedawachchiyaYesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraMahakumbukgollewa is an ancient village between Medawachchiya and Vavuniya.
007Manankattiya Sri Sudarshanarama Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraA dilapidated Tampita Viharaya begging for attention in an isolated village in the Galenbindunuwewa area.
008Namalpura Sri Vishuddharama Tampita Viharaya (Madawala Tampita Viharaya)YesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraAn ancient temple with a Tampita Viharaya belonging to Kandyan Era under protection of Department of Archaeology in the remote village of Namalpura
009Navodagama Archaeological ReserveYesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraRuins of an ancient Tampita Viharaya. Only granite pillars exists.
010Oyamaduwa Archaeological ReserveYesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraRuins of an ancient Tampita Viharaya. Only granite pillars exists.
011Rambewa Kadahatha Tampita ViharayaApproximateNorth CentralAnuradhapuraSituated within the Grama Niladhari Division Diviya Udabandawewa Thulana, in Rambewa Divisional Secretary Division.
012Sri Wanasinhe Rajamaha Viharaya, GalkiriyagamaYesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraThe Department of Archaeology had declared the drip-ledged caves, old Stupa and Tampita Vihara (on stone piles) buildings as protected monuments in 2011
013Sujatharama Viharaya, PuhulewewaNoNorth CentralAnuradhapuraThe Tampita Viharaya and the ancient stone pathway wall in Horowpothana Divisional Secretary Division has been declared as protected monuments in 2011
014Veheragala Siri Sangabo Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraThe Department of Archaeology has conserved number of ruins at the site including an ancient stupa and an pillar inscription.
015Weragama Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya (Diya Bubule Pansala)yesNorth CentralAnuradhapuraAccording to legend, this temple has been built during the time of Mihindu Maha Rahath Thero and has been renovated by 4 kings of different eras.
016Mabotuwana Sri Sumanarama Purana Wilgamu Rajamaha ViharayayesSouthernGalleThe only known Tampita Viharaya in Galle district. Well maintained.
017Anuragoda Sri Sumangalarama Purana Tampita ViharayaYesWesternGampahaBetter known as Anuragoda Tampita Viharaya, this structure has been renovated in 1990 losing most of its original antiquity.
018Atupothdeniya Pothgul Rajamaha ViharayaYesWesternGampahaAccording to folklore this temple has been in existence since the period of king Walagamba (89-77 BC).
019Ganewatta Purana Bodhimalu Tampita ViharayaYesWesternGampahaA Tampita Viharaya been built on  9 granite stumps with wooden steps at the entrance. The roof is tiled with with flat clay times, a common architectural feature of buildings of Kandyan Era. A small mandapa has been built in front of the building and connected at the roof.
020Girisiri Darshanarama Purana Tampita Viharaya, BauwiitaYesWesternGampahaA Tampita Viharaya built by Deva Pathiraja Senevi during the reign of king Parakramabahu II (1244 -1279) of Dambadeniya kingdom.
021Keragala Padmavathi Rajamaha ViharayaYesWesternGampahaOne of the most popular seat of learning of the ancient Kotte Kingdom.  Establishment of the temple is attributed to king Vijayabahu IV (1270-1272) of Dambadeniya kingdom. Only the pillars remain today.
022Kshethrarama Purana Tampita Viharaya, HapuwalanaYesWesternGampahaThis Tampita Viharaya has been built in the 1800’s and lies facing a paddy field.
023Mahalloluwa Sri Saddharmarama Purana Tampita ViharayaYesWesternGampahaThis Tampita Viharaya is unique in two ways. This structure is built on large pillars built out of a mixture of Kabok and granite rocks instead of granite or wooden pillars. Mahalloluwa is also the only Tampita Viharaya where a reclining Buddha statue can be found. 
024Metikotamulla Sadharma Thilakarama Purana ViharayaYesWesternGampahaAn ancient Tampita Viharaya hidden away away in Gampaha district which also has been declared as a protected archaeological monument.
025Mirigama Purana Tampita ViharayaYesWesternGampahaOnly source of information is Google Maps. No photos exists. Needs further confirmation. GPS location is at 7.2510541, 80.136981.
026Mottunna Sri Kireetaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayaYesWesternGampahaThis is considered one of the best preserved and maintained Tampita Viharaya in the Gampaha District. The structure is built on 16 granite stumps. A circumambulating path is built around the inner chamber with a wooden handrail.
027Raddalgoda Sri Jinendrarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesWesternGampahaThis Tampita Viharaya is built on nine granite stumps of about 3 feet in height. The structure is 8 feet 6 inches long and 6 feet 8 inches wide. A 1 feet 6 inch wide circumambulating path goes around the inner chamber.
028Samanabedda Rajamaha Viharaya, HanwellaYesWesternGampahaThe Tampita Viharaya has been completely demolished in a renovation carried out in 1920. GPS location 6.914988, 80.073936
029Thotewatta Patthini Devalaya, Madurupitiya, MirigamaNoWesternGampahaTampita Vihara structure of this Devalaya has been declared as an protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 22 November 2002. No further information available.
030Wandurupitiya Ketewaththa Sathpaththini Tampita Devalayapossible
location
WesternGampahaAn ancient Tampita Pattini Devalaya hidden away away in Gampaha district which also has been declared as a protected archaeological monument.
031Warapalana Sri Jinendrarama Tampita ViharayaYesWesternGampahaThis Tampita Viharaya is built on 25 granite stumps of about 3 feet in height. The roof is tiled with Sinhala Ulu. The structure is 19'x15'3" in size. A 3'10" high short wall is built around the structure.
032Yatawatta Purana Tampita ViharayayesWesternGampahaThis  Tampita Viharaya is built on 30 granite stumps of 4 feet in height. The viharaya is 20 feet long and 16 feet wide. There is a 2 feet 6 inch wide circumambulating path built around the chamber.
033Hakuruwela Peellawela Purana Rajamaha ViharayayesSouthernHambantotaThe temple can be dated back to the perod of 2-3 rd century BC. A Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era can be found at this temple.
034Hathagala Purana Tampita ViharayayesSouthernHambantotaMuch of history of this temple is lost in time, but the temple has received royal patronage of king Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 – 1781) of Kandyan kingdom. The Tampita Viharaya in the temple has been built by Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe and a large bronze statue of Buddha gifted by the king is still in possession of the temple.
035Weeraketiya Seegala Purana Tampita ViharayayesSouthernHambantotaThe Tampita viharaya within this temple was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 6th June 2008.
036Kekunadola Rajamaha Viharaya (Prathiraja Pirivena)YesWesternKalutarabuilt during the reign of king Parakramabahu VI (1411-1463) by Sri Wardhana Prathiraja senevi after bringing Jaffna under Kotte kingdom.
037Arattana Minimarupitiya Tampita Viharayaapproximate areaCentralKandyViharaya is built on six stone stumps of 2 feet in height. Lies about 1 km from Daulugala Ambalama junction on the Eladetta Road.
038Danthure Rajamaha ViharayayesCentralKandyA two storied Tampita Vihara. The ground floor is used as the "Bana Maduwa" or a preaching hall.Musicians and dancers are sculptured on the four pillars at the centre of the hall.
039Daulagala Araththana Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyAn isolated tiny shrine built on four granite pillars hidden behind shops in the Daulagala town.
040Doragamuwa Shylapabbatharama Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyA two storied Tampita Viharaya. Ground floor is a preaching hall. The Tampita Viharaya is built on 9 tall rock pillars. A wooden flight of steps on one side of the preaching hall takes you to upper floor.
041Dunkumbura Rajamaha Viharaya (Dunkumbura Tampita Viharaya)yesCentralKandyA Tampita Viharaya built around 1830-1840 hidden away in Thumpane. This is built on 25 granite pillars with a front porch and a Mandapa in front.
042Gampola Kadiresan Kovilnot knownCentralKandyLocated in Gampola town. The Tampita structure of the Kovil was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 9th September 2011
043Gondeniya Purana Tampita Viharayaapproximate areaCentralKandyA tampita viharaya surrounded by a larger hall. Built on 8 short granite stumps. Some of the older paintings have been replaced with new drawings.
044Kalotuwawa Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyThe tampita viharaya is built on a rock plain on top of 13 rock pillar stumps of about 3 feet in height. The door frame is decorated withe various wood carvings. At the top you will find a painting of "Panch Nari Getaya" (a design of five interlocked women) at the center with creeper designs. Painting of "Narilatha Flower" with female face at the center.
045Ketapitiya Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyThe Tampita Viharaya at Ketapitiya is built inside a two storied structure built with brick and mortar. Instead of rock pillars, it has arches made of bricks. Massive wooden beams has been laid across the structure and planks laid on it makes the upper floor.
046Malagammana Rajamaha viharayayesCentralKandyThe Tampita Viharaya at this temple was destroyed by the British forces in 1818. What you see today is the new temple built thereafter. GPS location 7.325055, 80.584784
047Medawala Rajamaha ViharayayesCentralKandyThe oldest Tampita Viharaya in existence. Built during king Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe in 1755.
048Minigamuwa Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyThis temple has been built during the reign of king Wimaladarmasuriya (1592 – 1604) for a priest called Buddhagammana thero. The Tampita Viharaya of the temple has been built by one of his students, Attadassi Thero.
049Minimarupitiya Tampita Viharayaapproximate areaCentralKandylies at a place called Minimarupitiya in Eladetta about seven miles from Kandy on the road to Dalugala.
050Muruddeniya Kandapita Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyLocated in Muruddeniya in Hatharaliyadda. This structure was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 22 November 2002.
051Sivurupitiya Bodhirukkarama ViharayanoCentralKandyThis Tampita Viharaya lies in Sivurupitiya in the Hatharaliyedda Divisional Secretary's Division. Was named as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 8 July 2005.
052Siyambalagoda Pothgul Tampita ViharayanoCentralKandyThe pillars have been covered. Therefore cannot see them. Has a 61cm wide circumambulating path. The inner sanctum is 3.8x5.3 meters in size. Location : [possibly around Embekke Devalaya
053Suriyagoda Rajamaha ViharayayesCentralKandyThis Tampita Viharaya is built on nine wooden pillars on which wooden cross beams run to support the shrine room.
054Udathalawinna Purana Bomalu Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyLies less than 10 km away from Kandy in Udathalawinna
055Unambuwa Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyLies just 1 kilometer away from Gampola town in Unambuwa
056Viharagama Kumbaloluwa Tampita Viharayaapproximate locationCentralKandyThis temple is believed to be built in the 14th century during the Gampola Kingdom era. Some statues have been stolen by treasure hunters. The building retains its original from. This temple has no resident monk.
057Walala Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyWalala Tampita Viharaya is built on 25 stone pillars 48cm high. A small circumambulating path has been built around the inner chamber of the viharaya. The front and the two sides of the path is 66cm wide, barely enough for a person to wank. The path at the rear is even smaller, 61cm wide. The inner sanctum (image house) is 4.42 meters long and 2.80 meters wide. The whole structure is 5.74 meters long and 4.11 meters wide. The roof is held by 18 wooden pillars rising from the raised floor.
058Weligodapola Sri Dharmarama Pirivena Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyOne of the largest Tampita Vihara in Kandy district. The image house is 17 feet 7 inches long and 11 feet 9 inches wide. A 2 feet 5 inch circumambulating path is built around the image house. The front porch is 7 feet long. The whole Tampita Structure is 29 feet 3 inches long and 18 feet 3 inches wide.
059Weliwita Sri Sanghikarama Tampita ViharayayesCentralKandyThis Tampita Viharaya is built on 20 granite stumps of 2 feet 9 inches high. The viharaya is 14 feet 6 inches long and 9 feet wide. A 2 feet 6 inch circumambulating path is built around the image house with a timber railing.
060Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleAlkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Viharaya lies in the Makehelwala area between Mawanella and Kadugamuwa.
061Aluthnuwara Dedimunda Devalaya, MawanellayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA small Tampita Devalaya built on a wooden platform on a rock.
062Ambulugala Sri Danthapaya Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 8 granite stumps rising 2 feet 8 inches above ground level. The image house is 9 feet long and 6 feet 6 inches wide.
063Arambegama Sri Sudassanarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleLies in Pitiyegama in Rambukkana. Declared as a protected archaeological site in 22 November 2002.
064Asmadala Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleUnfortunately the granite stumps of this Tampita Viharaya cannot be seen today since they have been buried in concrete, probably a attempt to keep the Tampita Viharaya intact after falling to despair.
065Attanagoda Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegallehe two storied Attanagoda Tampita Viharaya (Aththanagoda Tampita Viharaya) lies close to the more popular Ambulugala Rajamaha Viharaya. Travelling about 5km from Kegalle towards Kandy up to Molagoda and taking a right turn and traveling a further 5km on the by roads will bring you the ancient Attanagoda Rajamaha Viharaya.
066Burunnewa Sri Nagarukkarama Tampita Viharaya, WarakapolayesSabaragamuwaKegalleAn ancient temple hidden away in middle of picturesque paddy fields between Ambepussa and Nelumdeniya.
067Debathgama Viyaneliya Tampita ViharayanoSabaragamuwaKegalleThis Tampita viharaya has gone through major changes losing its archaeological value according to Kegalu Korala Pawatha (2006) by M.D.M.S. Yatawara.
068Devanagala Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalle
069Diyasunnatha Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA two storied Tampita Viharaya. The top floor is built on four 6'4" feet high timber pillars.
070Dodanthale Sri Seneviratnarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA large two storied Tampita Viharaya initially built with the intention of building a palace by Molligoda Adhikaram
071Eraminigammana Sri Susilarama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya at this temple is built on 20 granite stumps of about 2½ feet tall. There is a open  circumambulating path is built around the image house with no railing or protection. There is a Mandapa built in front of the temple. Both roofs are tiled with calicut tiles.
072Gammannagoda Sri Sudarshanarama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 15 granite stumps of about 2 feet tall. The wooden platform is built on large timber beams measuring 7 inches in height and 11 inches wide laid across the granite stumps.
073Gondiwala Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya at Gondiwala is built on six granite stumps of about 8 feet tall. The wooden platform is built on large timber beams laid across the granite stumps. The chamber of the Tampita Viharaya is 10 feet long.
074Hathgampola Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya - AranayakeyesSabaragamuwaKegalleAccording to Kegalu Korala Pawatha (2006) by M.D.M.S. Yatawara, this Tampita viharaya belonging to the Kandyan era is fallen and is in a extreme dilapidated state. GPS location 7.175450, 80.437027
075Hingula Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya structure at Hingula is 20 feet long and 17 feet wide. The image chamber is 12 feet 6 inches long and 9 feet 6 inches wide. The whole structure is built on thirteen 6 feet high granite pillars.
076Jeewana Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleAn ancient temple hidden away in middle of picturesque paddy fields in Devalegama area off Kegalle.
077Kadigamuwa Sri Nagawanarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleOnly place where you would come across two tampita viharaya structures in a single temple. Both structures are well preserved.
078Kandegedara Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Performance Report Department of Archaeology for 2010 describes spending Rs 279,000 for conservation work of the Kandegedara Tampita Viharaya. No further information on the temple available.
079Kappagoda Brahmawardana Paya Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleRuins of a Tampita viharaya and large number of Granite artifacts are found on the temple. GPS location 7.23709044201, 80.4403955121
080Kariyagama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleLies in Ussapitiya, 5 kilometers off Mawanella. The last conservation of the this Tampita Viharaya and the pillar base was carried out in 2010.
081Kehelpannala Pabbatharama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleBeautiful and futile ancient village shrouded deeply in folklore. A recently restored tampita viharaya can be found at this temple.
082Kehelwaththa Sri Sumanarama Tampita Viharayaapprox. areaSabaragamuwaKegalleKehelwatta lies 5km down Gevilipitiya road which starts from Hettimulla. According to Kegalu Korala Pawatha (2006), this two storied Tampita viharaya has been built similar to Dodanthale Viharaya. The temple lies in Wathura, Dodanthale. Possible location https://goo.gl/maps/e7TKUGRCazNEMxtq9
083Kempitikanda Sri Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 8 granite stumps rising 2 feet 8 inches above ground level. The image house is 9 feet long and 6 feet 6 inches wide.
084Keraminiya Purana ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA Tampita viharaya belonging to the latter part of the Kandyan Era. Original paintings and statues are still intact according to Kegalu Korala Pawatha. GPS location 7.242103, 80.447362
085Kiriyathanna Sri Sudarshanarama Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe image house on the Tampita Viharaya is 9 feet 7 inches long and 7 feet 6 inches wide. There is a circumambulating path around the image house protected by a wooden balustrade.
086Kivulpana Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleLies in between Kegalle and Mawanella, just 2 kilometers off the Kandy road. The Tampita Viharaya has been destroyed during s renovation and the statues are now kept separately.
087Lewangama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya at Lewangama is tiny compared to other such structures and is placed at the center of Bana Madua making it part of this structure.
088Lewke Tampita Viharaya at Lewke WalawwayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA Tampita Viharaya built by the second Lewke Dissawe next to his ancestral home
089Madiliya Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya lies between Aranayake and Hemmathagama.
090Makehelwala Keppetipola Sri Abayaraja Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThis Tampita Viharaya is built on 21 granite pillars rising 7 feet from the ground. The image house is 20 feet 8 inches logng and 17 feet 10 inches wide. There is a 2 feet 6 inch wide circumambulating path going around the image house but the protective railing is missing.
091Makura Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 8 granite stumps rising 1 feet 10 inches off the ground level. The viharaya 11 feet long, 8 feet wide and about 7 feet in height.
092Maliyadda Sri Sudarshanarama Purana Tampita ViharayanoSabaragamuwaKegalleAccording to Kegalu Korala Pawatha (2006) the structure is in good condition with images and paintings intact. Viharaya lies on 610mm high 22 stone pillars. The circumambulating path is 787mm wide on all three sides. The image house is 2.3m wide and 5.2m long. Lies off Mawanella on the Hemmathagama road. Exact location unknown. Video on the Tampita viharaya is here - https://youtu.be/o54CkukUZhk?t=28s
093Mangalagama Bodhimalakarama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe structure is built on 2 feet 10 inch high 10 granite pillars. The image house is 16 feet 10 inches long and 10 feet 10 inches wide. Whole structure has been completely rebuilt in the 1960's.
094Mangedara Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleMangedara is a small Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era which still maintains its original charm. The temple lies few kilometers from Ambepussa junction and is accessible from either Kurunegala road or Kandy road.
095Mannagoda Tempita Viharaya, MawanellanoSabaragamuwaKegallelocated in the Mawanella Divisional Secretary's Division. Was declared as a protected archaeological monument in 2nd November 1958.
096Mawela Malwathu Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleLies hidden away just few hundred meters away from Ganethenna Junction on Kandy Road in Kegalle District.
097Medagama Siri Sunandarama Tampita ViharyayesSabaragamuwaKegalleListed in the Book Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information available.
098Medagama Sri Nagarukkaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThis Tampita Viharaya is listed in the book” Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara” by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available.
099Medagoda Pattini DevalayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleBuilt by Sitawaka Rajasinghe (1581 – 1591) this structure is dedicated to deity Pattini
100Medagodella Sri Sumanaramaya Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya at this temple is built on a natural rock plain. A 2 feet high platform has been constructed on the rock and 16 granite stumps with 1 foot 8 inches height have been placed on the platform to build the temple.
101Meepitiya Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya at this temple is is comparatively small and is built on a 4 feet high platform and 8 granite stumps with 1 foot height placed on the platform.
102Menikkadawara Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya of the Menikkadawara Rajamaha Viharaya lies on 14 granite stumps.
103Minuwangamuwa Shailamasthakarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThis Tampita Viharaya has been built around 1886. This is built on 6 granite pillars of 3 feet 3 inches tall. The image house is 10 feet 6 inches long and 7 feet 9 inches wide.
104Moragammana Sri Mayurapada Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleTemple consists of 2 tampita structures. A Tampita Viharaya and a Tampita Monk Residence.
105Muwapitiya Sri Sudharmarama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA small tampita viharaya standing on 13 stone pillars 3 feet above the ground. The pillars are erected on a platform 3 feet high.
106Nape Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleToday a pirivena temple. Only the ruins of the Tampita Viharaya are found.
107Nawagamuwa Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya lies quite close to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage,
108Nikapitiya Sangasela ViharayanoSabaragamuwaKegalleA destroyed Tampita Viharaya. Take Bulathkohupitiya road from Kegalle. Take Nikapitiya road for 1.5 km from Kiripattiya Junction (14.5 km)
109Nikawewa Nagarukkarama Purana Tampita Viharayaapproximate areaSabaragamuwaKegalleThis Tampita Viharaya was in dilapidated state until recently when the Department of Archaeology restored this structure to its original state.
110Nilwakka Sri Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya is built on a wooden platform built on 6 granite stumps. A wooden balustrade is build around the image house on the platform.
111Parape Sri Vishuddarama Purana Tampita Viharayaapproximate locationSabaragamuwaKegalleA well maintained Tampita Viharaya in its original form. Built on 7 feet high granite pillars.
112Podape Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya lies between Aranayake and Bulathkohupitiya in the Kegalle.
113Polambegoda Sri Sudarshanarma Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThis ancient Tampita Viharaya has been preserved in 1982 and lately in 2014.
114Randiligama purana Sidda Pathini Tampita DevalayanoSabaragamuwaKegalleRandiligama lies just passing Mediliya on Hemmathagama road. This was declared a protected archaeological site on June 6, 2008.
115Ranwala Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya is attributed to king Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe’s period (1747 – 1781) and retains the sculptures and paintings of the Kandyan period.
116Thalgaspitiya Deniyathanna Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA Tampita Viharaya built on 20 granite pillars and was declared as a protected archaeology monument in 2005 by the gazette dated 8 July 2005.
117Thammita Sri Visuddharama ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe temple lies on the Sudugala - Arawpola road staring in Ussapitiya, 8 km away from Mawanella.
118Udanwita Sri Maliyadewa Arahantha Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleThe Tampita Viharaya has been modernized and reconstructed thus losing all its ancient murals. The granite pillars on which the image house stood have been removed in the new building.
119Udugama Sri Sunethrarama Purana ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalledeclared as a protected archaeological monument in 1 November 1996. According to Kegalu Korala Pawatha (2006), this Tampita viharaya belong to the era of Rajasinghe II. The paintings and the statues are well preserved.
120Udumulla Heenatipana IsipathanaramayanoSabaragamuwaKegalleThis temple is listed in the "Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara" book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. According the Kegalu Korala Pawatha this is in ruins and one standing buddha statue exists in the temple.
121Wakirigala Abeysundararama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA small Tampita Viharaya with a prominent mandapaya in front.
122Walpola Sri Wijayasundararama Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleA tampita viharaya in good condition. Recently restored by Archaeology department.
123Wathura Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaKegalleAccording to Kegalu Korala Pawatha (2006) only the pillar stumps remain of this Tampita viharaya. A Kandyan era seated Buddha statue is kept in a separate small image house. GPS location 7.189328, 80.375349
124Yatagama Sri Sunethrarama Purana Tampita Viharaya, Udadamaapprox. areaSabaragamuwaKegalleYatagama lies 4km off Rambukkana on the Rambukkana - Walgama Road. A video of the temple is at https://youtu.be/yBecAk4huCk . No further information is available.
125Inguruwaththa Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at the Inguruwaththa Purana Viharaya is built on 2 feet 4 inches high 8 granite stumps during the era of king Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 – 1781).
126Ahugoda Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaBelieved to be built in the 7th century. The Tampita Viharaya is built inside a two story high building.
127Alawwa Paramaulla Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis Tampita Viharaya is comparatively small and is built on 6 granite pillar stumps.
128Aluth Herathgama Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at Aluth Herathgama is built on 10 stone pillars with an average height of 51cm. The building does not have a circumambulating path generally found in such structures. The inner image house is 2.95 meters long and 2.36 meters wide. The whole structure is 3.94 meters and 2.36 meters wide.

129Amunakole Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis is an ancient temple lying between Nikaweratiya and Padeniya. It is built on 9 stone pillars 5.6 centimeters high. A corridor like circumambulating path is built around the image house with half height outer walls. This is 76 centimeters wide at the front and only 45.7 centimeters wide at the side and the rear.The main statue, a seated Buddha lies facing the door. This statue is special since its very rare in Sri Lanka to find statues with Bhumisparsha Mudra.

130Avulegama Bayawa Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at the Bayawa Rajamaha Viharaya has been restored by the archaeological department in 2012.
131Badagamuwa Thorayaya Ancient Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya has been built during the era of king Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 – 1781) with 3 floors.
132Balalla Dimbulgiri Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaBalalla town is located on the Padeniya-Anuradhapura road in the Kurunegala district. Dimbulgiri Rajamaha Viharaya is located near the Balalla Wewa close to the main road. This temple lies 17 km from Padeniya and 9 km from Yapahuwa. Tampita Viharaya is built on 16 stone pillars which are 99 cm high. A circumambulating path runs around the image house. It is 0.79 m wide in all four sides. The size of the image house is 4.14x2.71 meters and the building is 5.7x4.3 meters in size.

133Bathalagoda Wewa Ruinsapprox. areaNorth WesternKurunegalaDagaboa mound and the remains belonging to Tempita viharaya situated above the boundary of Bathalagoda Wewa in Bamunumulla in the Panduwasnuwara DS division.
134Bibiladeniya Sri Maliyadeva Maha Pirivena Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe tampita viharaya has been destroyed and does not exist today.
135Bihalpola Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 9 stone pillar stumps, 2 feet tall. The image house on the Tampita Viharaya is 13 feet in length and 9 feet 8 inches wide.
136Bingiriya Devagiri Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe history of the temple dates back to about 3rd Century BC.The Tampita Viharaya at Bingiriya is the largest in the country. The whole structure is 34 feet long and 24 feet wide. The temple is built on 24 granite pillars 6 feet high.
137Bogoda Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaTampita Viharaya at Bogoda is built on 12 stone pillars 84 centimeters high. A verandah runs around the image house. It is 1.25 centimeters wide at front, 36 cm wide on sides and 41 cm wide at the rear.

138Budumuththawa Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA 2 storied Tampita Viharaya with the pillars decorated with carved wooden pillar heads. Two pillars contain inscriptions dating back to 12th century.
139Bulnewa Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at the Bulnewa Rajamaha Viharaya was declared as an protected archaeological site on 23rd January 2009 by gazette number 1586.
140Bulupitiya Sri Sugatharama Purana ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe image house is typical of the temples built during the Kandyan era but the murals and the statues inside have been destroyed over time. It has been completely restored by the department of archaeology  in 2017.  This Image House has been a Tampita Viharaya initially but the stone pillars have been filled and covered at a latter date.
141Dalukgolla Sri Purwarama Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe temple lies about 6 km from Nikaweratiya towards Yapahuwa on the B326 Road.
142Dambadeniya Galgamuwa Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA Tampita Viharaya built on 20 granite stumps. An granite Sandakada Pahana (moonstone) lies at the entrance to the structure.
143Dambadeniya Sri Wijayasundararama Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA 3 storied Relic House for Dantha Dhathu built during Dambadeniya era converted to a two stored Tampita Viharaya towards late Kandyan kingdom.
144Dandagamuwa Sri Sudharmarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 16 granite pillar stumps erected on a raised platform filled with gravel. A narrow circumambulating path is built around the image house with a wider space at the front.
145Deekirikewa Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaBuilt on 10 granite pillars which are plastered and painted. There is a narrow circumambulating path is built around the image house.
146Dehannagama Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaDehannagama Sri Sudarshanarama Viharaya lies between Anamaduwa and Nikaweratiya in Kurunegala District.The Tampita viharaya lies on 8 rock pillars 20 centimeters tall. A corridor runs around the image house. The front is wider 1.43 meters and the sides and the rear are 40cm and 36cm across. The image house is 3x2.5 meters in size and the building is 4.9x3.2 meters in size.

147Dethawa Sri Mahamuni Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaLie between Giriulla and Narammala. The Tampita Viharaya has been restored recently.
148Digampitiya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at the Digampitiya Purana Viharaya was declared as an protected archaeological site in 2002.
149Diggalagedara Shailathalaramaya Tampita ViharayanoNorth WesternKurunegalaThe circumambulating path is 51cm in length. The inner chamber is 5x3.7 meters in size and the whole structure is 8.1x4.7 meters in size. (119A)
150Dorabawila Sri Sugatharamaya Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaUnusually high Tampita Viharaya with the granite pillars rising for 5 feet on top of a 2 feet foundation.
151Edandawala Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA two storied Tampita Viharaya. The ancient statues and and the murals are still intact.
152Eethanawatta Meddegoda Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaIs built upon 12 granite pillars,A narrow circumambulating path around the main chamber can be seen. The outer wall of the inner chamber is covered in paintings.
153Galayaya Sri Sudharamarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya belonging to the Galayaya Sri Sudharamarama Purana Viharaya lies in Ihala Galayaya Grama Niladhari division, Pannala Divisional Secretary’s division. Was declared as a protected archaeological monument on 24 July 2009. - https://goo.gl/maps/jQMiQW3GReq2Gyxb6
154Galayaya Sri Sumanarama Purana Tampita ViharayanoNorth WesternKurunegalaListed in the 'Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara' by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information available.
155Galgamuwa Tampitagoda Purana Tampita ViharayanoNorth WesternKurunegalaLies in Galgamuwa South Grama Niladhari Division in Alawwa DS Division. Gazetted as a protected monument in November 17, 2006 and again in 23rd February 2007.
156Gammana Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at Gammana Bodhirukkarama Purana Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 7th December 2001.
157Gammatha Sri Bodhirukkharama Puana Tampita ViharayanoNorth WesternKurunegalaLies in Polgahawela area. Was declared as a protected archaeological monument on 07th December 2001.
158Ganangamuwa Sri Purvaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA small tampita viharaya on 6 pillars built during the Kandyan era and was declared as an protected archaeological monument by the gazette issued on 24th July 2009.
159Ginihiriya Sri Sudarshana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaTampita Viharaya is built on 6 stone pillars 74 centimeters high. A circumambulating path runs around the image house. It is 91 centimeters wide at front, 41 cm wide on sides and rear.

160Hindagahawewa Wedaungala Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaLies 11 km from Panduwasnuwara. Part of the historical significance of this structure has been lost due to some restorations in the recent past.
161Hindhawa Sri Wijesundararamaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe temple lies 7 km off Wariyapola in the Bamunakotuwa area.
162Hiripathwella Mayurawathi Sri Bodhirajarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya was declared as an protected archaeological monument by the Department Archaeology in 2009.
163Hiruwalpola Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Viharaya lies between Bingiriya (on Chilaw and Dummalasuriya. Tampita viharaya lies on 20 rock pillars 82.5 centimeters tall. A circumambulating path has been built around the inner chamber which is the image house. The front of this path is 1.30 meters wide and the two sides and the rear of the path is 56cm wide, barely enough for a person to walk. The inner chamber (image house) is 3.30 meters long and 2.51 meters wide. The whole structure is 5.16 meters long and 3.63 meters wide.

164Horawadunna Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaUnfortunately the stone pillars which held the Tampita Viharaya has been all covered with a wall during a later renovation. No circumambulating path is found at this structure. The viharaya is 6.71 meters long and 5.10 meters wide. The roof is held by 26 wooden pillars fixed on to the raised platform.

165Hulugalla Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya of the Hulugalla temple is a wooden structure built on 16 granite pillars.
166Ihala Kadigamuwa Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaIhala Kadigamuwa Sri Pushparama Purana Viharaya lies between Bowatta (between Bingiriya – Panduwasnuwara) and Kuliyapitiya.The Ihala Kadigamuwa Tampita viharaya lies on 10 rock pillars 2.2 meters tall. No circumambulating path is found at this structure. The viharaya is 6.32 meters long and 2.94 meters wide.

167Ihala Muruthange Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaUnfortunately the stone pillars which held the Tampita Viharaya has been all covered with a wall during a later renovation. Lies in between Kuliyapitiya, Narammala and Dambadeniya It lies 16 km from Kuliyapitiya, 15.5 km from Narammala and 8km from Dambadeniya.

168Indulgoda Sri Pushparamaya Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at Indulgoda Sri Pushparamaya Rajamaha Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 7th December 2001.
169Ipalogama Bodhirukkaramaya Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis Tampita Viharaya has been reconstructed from scratch when only the eight pillars were left of the viharaya untill few years ago.
170Kadawalagedara Sulugulu Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built on rather tall granite pillars, about 5 feet high. Both inner and the outer walls of the image house are covered with murals.
171Kahahena Sangharakhitharamaya - Uda HorombuwanoNorth WesternKurunegalaTampita Viharaya is built on 20 granite pillars 1.93 meters tall. The circumambulating path is a 76cm in length on the to sides and the rear and 1.37. at front. The inner chamber is 4.6x3 meters in size and the whole structure is 6x4.9 meters in size. (136)
172Kahambiliyawa Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaKahambiliyawa of Kurunegala District lies between Nelundeniya and Alawwa. From Nelumdeniya, its 3.5 km and from Alawwa its 4.3km to the Kahambiliyawa Sri Bodhirukkharamaya Tampita Viharaya. Not much information is available on the Kahambiliyawa Tampita Viharaya other than its size which is 2.74×2.31 in meters.

173Kahambiliyawa Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA Tampita Viharaya exists in the Pallemorugama Jayawardhana Sri Sumangalaramaya Viharaya but unfortunately the ground has been filled up and a wall has been encompassing the stone pillars of the Tampita Viharaya.

174Kahatawilagedara Swarnaprathibimbaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis Tampita Viharaya was declared as an Protected Archaeological Site by the government by the gazette dated 24th July 2009. No further information is available.
175Kalavana Sri Sugatharama Purana Tampita ViharayanoNorth WesternKurunegalaDeclared as an protected monument in December 07, 2001. - gazette notification - The ancient Tampita Vihara situated within the premises of Sri Sugatharama Vihara in the village of Kalavana of the Divisional Secretary’s Division of Polgahawela of Kurunegala District in the North Western Province
176Kaluhendiwela Mayurawathi Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA small Tampita Viharaya built on 8 granite stups. Was declared as a protected archaeological monument on 7th December 2001.
177Kalundawa Sri Sudharmarama Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaKalundawa is the village that king Parakramabahu II spent his childhood in hiding. The Tampita Viharaya seems have been renovated losing its antiquity.
178Kanugala Sri Pushparama Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalahe Tampita Viharaya is built on a wooden platform on six large granite stumps.
179Katiyawa Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaPerformance report of the archaeology department for 2011 notes spending Rs 107,758/- for completion of the conservation of Katiyawa Tampita Viharaya. Possible temple Sri Punyawardhanaramaya, GPS 7.624829, 80.549196
180Katupitiya Sri Nagarukkaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at Gammana Bodhirukkarama Purana Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 22nd November 2002
181Kirimatiyawa Ambulgiri Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaKirimatiyawa lies between Kuliyapitiya and Panduwasnuwara in in Kurunegala District. Traveling from Madampe it lies 40 kms away. The tampita viharaya lies on 12 rock pillars 1.14 meters tall. A narrow corridor runs around the image house. An half height railing is built surrounding the corridor. This is 30 centimeters wide at the front and 30.4 centimeters wide at the sides and the rear. The image house is 3x2.18 meters in size and the building is 4.32x3.58 meters in size. 12 wooden pillars raising from the wooden platform holds the roof the tampita viharaya.

182Kolambagama Miyugunarama Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis Tampita Viharaya is built using 23 boulders of different sizes placed to keep the four wooden bases in place.
183Kolambalamulla Bodhirukkharama Purana Pothgul Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis temple is located in Talawattegedara between Polgahawela and Pothuhera.
184Kolamunna Sri Sugatharamaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 8 granite stumps laid in 2 rows. The entrance to the image house is plain and lacks statues or paintings. The outer wall too lacks any murals.
185Konduruwapola Rajamaha Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built upon 11 granite stumps of varying heights to balance the unevenness of the rock plateau. The structure is 23 feet 8 inches long and 18 feet 6 inches wide.
186Kongahagedara Sri Bodhidrumaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built upon 16 granite stumps. The exquisite wood carvings on pillars and the roof is one of the important feature of this structure.
187Kongoda Bodhirajaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis temple is listed in the 'Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara' book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available.
188Konwewa Bodhianganaramaya Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaKonwewa Bodhianganaramaya Viharaya is located 11 km from Daladagama (Padeniya-Galgamuwa road) in the Kurunegala District. The Tampita Viharaya is built on 17 stone pillars 43 cm high. A circumambulating path runs around the image house. It is one meter wide in front, 61 cm wide on both sides and 58 cm wide at the rear.

189Konwewa Bodhianganaramaya Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaRathgallegama Sigiriya Rajamaha Viharaya is located in a remote and a harsh forested area 9 km away from Daladagama (Padeniya-Galgamuwa road) in the Kurunegala District. Tampita Viharaya is built on 4 stone pillars 2.13 meters high. A circumambulating path runs around the image house. It is 83 centimeters wide at front, 54 cm wide on sides and rear.

190Kudagalgamuwa Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis Tampita Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 25th April 1980.
191Kumbukwewa Sri Nagarukkarama ancient Tampita ViharayanoNorth WesternKurunegalaLies in Kumbukwewa village in the Katupotha PS division. Declared as an protected monument in 1967.02.23 . Location
192Lunukadawella Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA tampita viharaya on 7 granite pillars which has been completely renovated losing its all antiquity.
193Madahapola Sri Rathanapalaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe temple lies on the Melsiripura - Rambe road, about 7.5 km from Melsiripura and 15 km from Rambe.
194Mahamithawa Sri Sumittaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaBuilt on 20 massive granite pillars about 4 feet tall and the walls are painted on a layer of clay. Unfortunately it doesn’t have the original paintings of Kandyan era, murals in the structure seems to have been recently retouched by an amateur painter losing both its originality and beauty.
195Malagamuwa Udugodagama Ancient Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is comparatively small. A narrow circumambulating path with no protective rail surrounds the image house. The entrance and the outer wall of the image house is painted orange and its unclear if there were any murals on the walls.
196Maspotha Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis Tampita Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 22nd November 2002.
197Maunawa Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA Tampita Viharaya (temple built on pillars). Unfortunately this temple has been renovated in 1910 destroying all its antiquity.
198Moragollagama Kadawala Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe ancient temple of Moragollagama Kadawala is located close to Polpithigama in the Kurunegala District. The Tampita Viharaya is built on 8 stone pillars 56 centimeters high. A circumambulating path runs around the image house. It is 109 centimeters wide at front, 28 cm wide on sides and rear. The image house is 4.24×3.00 meters in size and the building is 6.01×4.14 meters in size.

199Nagabodhi Dravarama Tampita ViharayanoNorth WesternKurunegalaThis temple is listed in the "Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara" book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. The temple lies 8 kms on the the Makandura - Kuliyapitiya Road.
200Nakkawatta Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at Nakkawatta is built on 10 stone pillars with an average height of 61cm. Although the structure is small, a small 46cm circumambulating path is found around the inner sanctum. The inner sanctum which is the image house is 3.35 meters long and 2.44 meters wide. The whole structure is 6.20 meters long and 4.50 meters wide.
201Nawinna Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaLies in Nawinna off Wariyapola. Has been declared as a protected archaeological monument.
202Pahala Baladora Sri Nagarukkarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaLies in about 9 km off Panduwasnuwara. Restored in 2017.
203Pahala Kobeigane Sri Nagarukkaramaya Tampita ViharayanoNorth WesternKurunegalaTampita Viharaya is built on 6 granite pillars 89 centimeters tall. The circumambulating path is a 61cm in length on the to sides 66cm at the rear and 79cm at front. The inner chamber is 3.1x2.8 meters in size and the whole structure is 4.7x4.0 meters in size. (121)
204Palugamuwa Sri Pushparama Purana Devapita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe temple lies between Dummalasuriya and Udubaddawa on the Madampe - Kuliyapitiya road, about 11 km from Madampe and 13 km from Kuliyapitiya.
205Paluwella Angeerasuththararamaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaLies about 13 km off Kuliyapitiya. Listed in the book “Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara” By Kusumsiri Vijayawardana. This Tampita Viharaya has collapsed and does not exist today.
206Panduwasnuwara Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis Tampita Viharaya is built on 16 granite pillar stumps. A mandapaya has been built in front of this temple using another 6 large granite pillars.
207Sapugaskanda Sri Vijaya Sunandarama Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 20 granite pillar stumps and is comparatively large. The structure is completely covered with a plastered wall from floor to the roof.
208Sri Swarna Bimbarama Viharaya, KotuwewattayesNorth WesternKurunegalawas protected as an archaeological monument by the Gazette published on 27 July 2001. Link points to Usgala Swarnabimbarama Viharaya which might be the same.
209Talammehera Sri Sunandarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 10 granite pillar stumps with a narrow circumambulating. The image house lacks any murals.
210Thambugala Hengawa Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaAccording to oral history the temple has been built by Meegasthanne Maha Adhikaram also known as the Dumbara Maha Nilame during the reign of Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 – 1781). Thambugala Hengawa Tampita Viharaya is built on 17 stone pillars which are 79 cm high. A varandha path runs around the image house.

211Udakahahena Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThis Tampita Viharaya is a two storied building which has been restored by the department archaeology. Unfortunately the tam (pillars) are not visible on this restored building which seems to have been filled with earth and covered.
212Udubaddawa Shilapokkarani Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA Tampita Viharaya which has been restored recently. The statues inside has lost its original artistic form due to latter renovations.
213Uyanegama Sri Nagabodhi Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya at Uyanegama Sri Nagabodhi Rajamaha Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 24th July 2009.
214Watareka Wanguthanna Sri Sunandaramaya Ancient Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaBuilt by king Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe ((1747 – 1781). High granite pillars creating a 2 storied building.
215Wathuwaththa Sri Sunandarama Purana Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe Tampita Viharaya is built on 18 granite pillar out of 10 pillars are made of brick and mortar and the rest stone.
216Werahera Sri Siddhartharama Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaThe tampita viharaya has been destroyed and does not exist today
217Yakarawatta Purana Siddha Pattini Tampita DevalayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA Tampita Devalaya built on 8 granite pillar stumps. Believed to be over 500 years old.
218Yataththawala Bodhiwansaramaya Tampita Rajamaha ViharayayesNorth WesternKurunegalaA temple belonging to the era of the Dambadeniya kingdom with a Tampita Viharaya belonging to the Kandyan Era. Declared as a protected site in 2009.
219Dembawa Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralMataleA small yet well maintained Tampita Viharaya lying on six granite pillars. A single seated Buddha statue lies inside the viharaya.
220Mahavehera Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralMataleprobably built in the 16th century, the original building has been renovated destroying its original pillar structure but still maintains its original form within the image house.
221Makulatenna Raja Maha ViharayayesCentralMatale
222Mananwatta Sri Bodhiraja ViharayayesCentralMataleLocated in Mananwatta in Aluthgama, Matale. GPS location is 7.683387, 80.597623. Only source of infromation this temple being a Tampita Viharaya is ; historicasrilanka.blogspot.com/2012/11/blog-post_25.html
223Matihaththa Gurubebila Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralMataleThe Tampita Viharaya is built on short granite stumps as the center part of a larger building. A narrow circumambulating path with no protective rail surrounds the image house.
224Medabedda Sri Bodhimalu Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralMataleRuins of a Tampita viharaya can be seen at this temple.
225Muwandeniya Sri Dammaloka Purana Tampita Viharayaapprox. areaCentralMataleUnfortunately this Tampita Viharaya has been completely rebuilt and has lost its architectural and archaeological value.
226Narangolla Purana Tampita Viharayapossible locationCentralMataleThe temple can be reached through Gammaduwa road reachable through Kalthota, Matale. Protected archaeological site - "The Tampita vihara of the Narangolla ancient vihara premises in the Grama Niladhari Division of Narangolle-E, in Ambanganga Divisional Secretary’s Division, in Matale District". The structure stands on 10 53cm high stone pillars. The circumambulating path is 60cm wide on all aides. Complete structure is 5 meters long and 4 meters wide. The inner sanctum is 3.8mx2.8m in size. Possible location https://goo.gl/maps/7seBCR7NUykQR7ev8
227Selagama Bulathwatta Purana Tampita Viharayaapprox. areaCentralMataleUnfortunately this Tampita Viharaya has been completely rebuilt. The image house is no longer on pillars but on a cemented platform built burying the pillars. The walls and the roof too have been completely rebuilt with cement and new roofing tiles.
228Thalakiriyawa Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralMataleA tiny tampita viharaya neglected with time, one horizontal beam is now supported by a stack of clay tiles.
229Udasgiriya Bomaluwa Purana Tampita ViharayaPossible locationCentralMataleA small Tampita Viharaya on 6 uneven granite pillars 71cm high. No circumambulating path. The Tampita Structure is 3.4x2m in size. Built by king Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe.
230Walawela Pamunuwa Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralMataleThis comparatively small Tampita Viharaya is built on 9 short granite stumps. The original murals and statues of the Kandyan era can be still seen.
231Welangahawatta Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralMataleThe viharaya lies about 17 km from Matale off Rattota.
232Agalakada Sri Dharmarakshitha Purana ViharayayesSouthernMataraBuilt during the reign of king Kirthi Sri Rajasinhe (1747 – 1781). Tampita Viharaya has been destroyed. Only pillar stumps exists today.
233Dampahala Vilayaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesSouthernMataraBuilt on a frame built with 15 inch thick Na timber beams on a 3 feet high granite pillars.
234Kadukanna Gangarama Purana Tampita ViharayanoSouthernMataraKadukanna lies just passing Thelijjawila on the Matara Akuressa Road. No information regarding the status of the Tampita Viharaya
235Kamburupitiya Ransegoda Purana Tampita ViharayayesSouthernMataraThis Tampita Viharaya is listed in the "Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara" book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available.
236Matara Hiththatiya Rajamaha ViharayayesSouthernMataraThe Tampita Viharaya has been destroyed by the floods in 1760 and the current image house has been built on this site.
237Narawelpita Thorawita Purana Tampita Viharayaapprox. areaSouthernMataraThis Tampita Viharaya was reported to be in a dilapidated state in 2017.
238Watagedara Sri Sudarshanaramaya Purana Pothgul Tampita ViharayayesSouthernMataraA two storied Tampita Viharaya built on tall granite pillars just 4 km off the Godagama exit on the Southern Expressway
239Bibile Kokunnewa Purana Tampita ViharayayesUvaMonaragalaLie 6.5 kms on the Inginiyagala road. declared as an protected archaeological site in 2009
240Buttala Aluthwela Thibbatuwawa Purana Tampita ViharayayesUvaMonaragalaTemple going back to pre-christian era. Tampita Viharaya stands on 16 granite pillars. All walls painted in white. No original murals or statues.
241Buttala Happoruwa Purana Tampita ViharayayesUvaMonaragalaTemple going back to king Devanampiyatissa (250-210 BC). Only record of a Tampita Viharaya at the temple is on Wikipidia. Need confirmation.
242Hambegamuwa Pulinathalarama ViharayanoUvaMonaragalaTampita Viharaya declared as a protected archaeological site on 22nd November 2002. lies in the Kotavehera village in Thanamalwila.
243Kotasara Piyangala Raja Maha ViharayayesUvaMonaragalaLies in Bibile. The Tampita viharaya and the ancient Bhikku dwelling have been declared as protected monuments.
244Tampita Ruins at Yatiyallathota Archaeological ReserveyesUvaMonaragalaRuins of a Tampita Viharaya. Only granite stumps exists among other ruins which probably belonging to Anuradhapura era.
245Niyamgamdora Rajamaha ViharayayesCentralNuwara EliyaThe Pattini Devalaya of this temple has been built on a Tampita Structure.
246Padiyapelella Bodhimalkada Purana Tampita ViharayayesCentralNuwara EliyaUnfortunately the base has been filled and the “Tam” or pillars of this structure has been covered during later renovations and now appears as a temple built on a normal foundation.
247Pusulpitiya Rajamaha Viharaya, KotmaleyesCentralNuwara EliyaA two storied Tampita Viharaya
248Bodhirukkharamaya Purana Tampita Viharaya - KottukachchiyayesNorth WesternPuttalamTampita Viharaya declared as a protected archaeological site on 23 January 2009. Lies between Puttalam and Anamaduwa.
249Dikwela Sri Vishuddharamaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternPuttalamUnfortunately this Tampita Viharaya has been modernized losing all its architectural and historical value. Only the granite pillars seems to be of the original viharaya.
250Halambe Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya - AnamaduwayesNorth WesternPuttalamAn ancient Tampita Viharaya built on five feet tall pillars. Lower floor has been exended by adding a roof around the Tampita Structure
251Karambewa Sri Sudarshanarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternPuttalamIs built upon 10 granite pillars which are about 3 1/2 feet high. These pillars are decorated with with wooden pillar heads. The end of wooden cross beams which lies on top of the pillars are too carved.
252Mahawewa Sri Nagarama Purana Tampita ViharayayesNorth WesternPuttalamTampita Viharaya declared as a protected archaeological site on 23 February 2007 and restored in 2010. Lies between Marawila and Chilaw.
253Thinapitiya Tampita Viharaya - Kadupitiya, MadampeyesNorth WesternPuttalamA Tampita Viharaya (temple on pillars) lying on the border of Thinapitiya Wewa (Maha Wewa) in Madampe. Pillars have been reinforced with concrete but the rest is in a reasonable state of preservation.
254Dapane Sri Jayasumanaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuraLies inside a larger building buit at a latter stage. The Tampita Viharaya is in Good condition.
255Elugala Rajamaha Viharaya, BalangodayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuraalso known as Pinnawala Sri Pushparama Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya.
256Godakawela Sri Mahinda Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuralies in the middle of the Godakawela town
257Halpe Pattini DevalayayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuraA popular Tampita Devalaya in Halpe. Two stories are built on short granite stumps.
258Kumbalgama Sri Vishuddharamaya Purana Tampita ViharayanoSabaragamuwaRatnapuraProtected as an archaeological monument - The Kumbalgama Sri Visuddhaaraama Ancient Tampita Viharaya and the surrounding moat in the Kumbalgama Grama Niladhari Division in the Imbulpae Divisional Secretary’s Division, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province.

The base of the viharaya along with the stone pillars has been filled and cannot been seen. A larger hall has been built surrounding the tampita viharaya making it invisible.

259Maduwanwela Mudalindaramaya Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuraHas been built by the famous Maduwanwela Dissawe and lies close to his mansion in Maduwanwela.
260Nedun Rajamaha Viharaya, KiriellayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuraTampita Viharaya has been built completely in Nadun timber. Structure not seen today. The current structure possibly built around the original Tampita Viharaya.
261Omalpe Purana Tampita ViharayayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuraa two storied Tampita Viharaya. Has been restored by the Department of Archaeology recently.
262Pelmadulla Rajamaha ViharayayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuraThe Tempita viharaya is erected on 16 stone pillars and is believed to be over 400 years. It has gone through some renovation losing some of its historical value.
263Walalgoda Purana Tempita Viharaya, EmbilipitiyayesSabaragamuwaRatnapuraAn large two storied Tampita Viharaya built on 16 wooden pillars.
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