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
001 Aluthdivulwewa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Central Anuradhapura This 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.
002 Ambareli Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Central Anuradhapura Said to be the tallest Tampita Viharaya in the country
003 Habarana Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya  Yes North Central Anuradhapura Lies 600 meters on the Maradankadawala Road from Habarana Junction.
004 Koranaka Sandagala Tampita Viharaya, Korasagalla Yes North Central Anuradhapura Korasagalla is an ancient village on the Thalawa road few kilometers away from Kakirawa.
005 Mahadivulwewa Ancient Tampita Viharaya Yes North Central Anuradhapura A rather neglected Tampita Viharaya hidden away deep in the remote Mahadivulwewa in the vicinity of Mahadivulwewa Reservoir
006 Mahakumbukgollewa Sri Dalada Viharaya, Medawachchiya Yes North Central Anuradhapura Mahakumbukgollewa is an ancient village between Medawachchiya and Vavuniya.
007 Manankattiya Sri Sudarshanarama Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Central Anuradhapura A dilapidated Tampita Viharaya begging for attention in an isolated village in the Galenbindunuwewa area.
008 Namalpura Sri Vishuddharama Tampita Viharaya (Madawala Tampita Viharaya) Yes North Central Anuradhapura An ancient temple with a Tampita Viharaya belonging to Kandyan Era under protection of Department of Archaeology in the remote village of Namalpura
009 Navodagama Archaeological Reserve Yes North Central Anuradhapura Ruins of an ancient Tampita Viharaya. Only granite pillars exists.
010 Oyamaduwa Archaeological Reserve Yes North Central Anuradhapura Ruins of an ancient Tampita Viharaya. Only granite pillars exists.
011 Rambewa Kadahatha Tampita Viharaya Approximate North Central Anuradhapura Situated within the Grama Niladhari Division Diviya Udabandawewa Thulana, in Rambewa Divisional Secretary Division.
012 Sri Wanasinhe Rajamaha Viharaya, Galkiriyagama Yes North Central Anuradhapura The Department of Archaeology had declared the drip-ledged caves, old Stupa and Tampita Vihara (on stone piles) buildings as protected monuments in 2011
013 Sujatharama Viharaya, Puhulewewa No North Central Anuradhapura The Tampita Viharaya and the ancient stone pathway wall in Horowpothana Divisional Secretary Division has been declared as protected monuments in 2011
014 Veheragala Siri Sangabo Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Central Anuradhapura The Department of Archaeology has conserved number of ruins at the site including an ancient stupa and an pillar inscription.
015 Weragama Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya (Diya Bubule Pansala) yes North Central Anuradhapura According 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.
016 Mabotuwana Sri Sumanarama Purana Wilgamu Rajamaha Viharaya yes Southern Galle The only known Tampita Viharaya in Galle district. Well maintained.
017 Anuragoda Sri Sumangalarama Purana Tampita Viharaya Yes Western Gampaha Better known as Anuragoda Tampita Viharaya, this structure has been renovated in 1990 losing most of its original antiquity.
018 Atupothdeniya Pothgul Rajamaha Viharaya Yes Western Gampaha According to folklore this temple has been in existence since the period of king Walagamba (89-77 BC).
019 Ganewatta Purana Bodhimalu Tampita Viharaya Yes Western Gampaha A 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.
020 Girisiri Darshanarama Purana Tampita Viharaya, Bauwiita Yes Western Gampaha A Tampita Viharaya built by Deva Pathiraja Senevi during the reign of king Parakramabahu II (1244 -1279) of Dambadeniya kingdom.
021 Keragala Padmavathi Rajamaha Viharaya Yes Western Gampaha One 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.
022 Kshethrarama Purana Tampita Viharaya, Hapuwalana Yes Western Gampaha This Tampita Viharaya has been built in the 1800’s and lies facing a paddy field.
023 Mahalloluwa Sri Saddharmarama Purana Tampita Viharaya Yes Western Gampaha This 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. 
024 Metikotamulla Sadharma Thilakarama Purana Viharaya Yes Western Gampaha An ancient Tampita Viharaya hidden away away in Gampaha district which also has been declared as a protected archaeological monument.
025 Mirigama Purana Tampita Viharaya Yes Western Gampaha Only source of information is Google Maps. No photos exists. Needs further confirmation. GPS location is at 7.2510541, 80.136981.
026 Mottunna Sri Kireetaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya Yes Western Gampaha This 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.
027 Raddalgoda Sri Jinendrarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Western Gampaha This 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.
028 Samanabedda Rajamaha Viharaya, Hanwella Yes Western Gampaha The Tampita Viharaya has been completely demolished in a renovation carried out in 1920. GPS location 6.914988, 80.073936
029 Thotewatta Patthini Devalaya, Madurupitiya, Mirigama No Western Gampaha Tampita Vihara structure of this Devalaya has been declared as an protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 22 November 2002. No further information available.
030 Wandurupitiya Ketewaththa Sathpaththini Tampita Devalaya possible
location
Western Gampaha An ancient Tampita Pattini Devalaya hidden away away in Gampaha district which also has been declared as a protected archaeological monument.
031 Warapalana Sri Jinendrarama Tampita Viharaya Yes Western Gampaha This 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.
032 Yatawatta Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Western Gampaha This  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.
033 Hakuruwela Peellawela Purana Rajamaha Viharaya yes Southern Hambantota The 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.
034 Hathagala Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Southern Hambantota Much 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.
035 Weeraketiya Seegala Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Southern Hambantota The Tampita viharaya within this temple was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 6th June 2008.
036 Kekunadola Rajamaha Viharaya (Prathiraja Pirivena) Yes Western Kalutara built during the reign of king Parakramabahu VI (1411-1463) by Sri Wardhana Prathiraja senevi after bringing Jaffna under Kotte kingdom.
037 Arattana Minimarupitiya Tampita Viharaya approximate area Central Kandy Viharaya is built on six stone stumps of 2 feet in height. Lies about 1 km from Daulugala Ambalama junction on the Eladetta Road.
038 Danthure Rajamaha Viharaya yes Central Kandy A 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.
039 Daulagala Araththana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Kandy An isolated tiny shrine built on four granite pillars hidden behind shops in the Daulagala town.
040 Doragamuwa Shylapabbatharama Tampita Viharaya yes Central Kandy A 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.
041 Dunkumbura Rajamaha Viharaya (Dunkumbura Tampita Viharaya) yes Central Kandy A 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.
042 Gampola Kadiresan Kovil not known Central Kandy Located in Gampola town. The Tampita structure of the Kovil was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 9th September 2011
043 Gondeniya Purana Tampita Viharaya approximate area Central Kandy A tampita viharaya surrounded by a larger hall. Built on 8 short granite stumps. Some of the older paintings have been replaced with new drawings.
044 Kalotuwawa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Kandy The 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.
045 Ketapitiya Tampita Viharaya yes Central Kandy The 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.
046 Malagammana Rajamaha viharaya yes Central Kandy The 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
047 Medawala Rajamaha Viharaya yes Central Kandy The oldest Tampita Viharaya in existence. Built during king Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe in 1755.
048 Minigamuwa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Kandy This 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.
049 Minimarupitiya Tampita Viharaya approximate area Central Kandy lies at a place called Minimarupitiya in Eladetta about seven miles from Kandy on the road to Dalugala.
050 Muruddeniya Kandapita Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Kandy Located in Muruddeniya in Hatharaliyadda. This structure was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 22 November 2002.
051 Sivurupitiya Bodhirukkarama Viharaya no Central Kandy This 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.
052 Siyambalagoda Pothgul Tampita Viharaya no Central Kandy The 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
053 Suriyagoda Rajamaha Viharaya yes Central Kandy This Tampita Viharaya is built on nine wooden pillars on which wooden cross beams run to support the shrine room.
054 Udathalawinna Purana Bomalu Tampita Viharaya yes Central Kandy Lies less than 10 km away from Kandy in Udathalawinna
055 Unambuwa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Kandy Lies just 1 kilometer away from Gampola town in Unambuwa
056 Viharagama Kumbaloluwa Tampita Viharaya approximate location Central Kandy This 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.
057 Walala Tampita Viharaya yes Central Kandy Walala 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.
058 Weligodapola Sri Dharmarama Pirivena Tampita Viharaya yes Central Kandy One 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.
059 Weliwita Sri Sanghikarama Tampita Viharaya yes Central Kandy This 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.
060 Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Alkegama Sri Jayawardanarama Viharaya lies in the Makehelwala area between Mawanella and Kadugamuwa.
061 Aluthnuwara Dedimunda Devalaya, Mawanella yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle A small Tampita Devalaya built on a wooden platform on a rock.
062 Ambulugala Sri Danthapaya Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
063 Arambegama Sri Sudassanarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Lies in Pitiyegama in Rambukkana. Declared as a protected archaeological site in 22 November 2002.
064 Asmadala Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Unfortunately 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.
065 Attanagoda Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle he 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.
066 Burunnewa Sri Nagarukkarama Tampita Viharaya, Warakapola yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle An ancient temple hidden away in middle of picturesque paddy fields between Ambepussa and Nelumdeniya.
067 Debathgama Viyaneliya Tampita Viharaya no Sabaragamuwa Kegalle This Tampita viharaya has gone through major changes losing its archaeological value according to Kegalu Korala Pawatha (2006) by M.D.M.S. Yatawara.
068 Devanagala Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle
069 Diyasunnatha Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle A two storied Tampita Viharaya. The top floor is built on four 6'4" feet high timber pillars.
070 Dodanthale Sri Seneviratnarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle A large two storied Tampita Viharaya initially built with the intention of building a palace by Molligoda Adhikaram
071 Eraminigammana Sri Susilarama Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
072 Gammannagoda Sri Sudarshanarama Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
073 Gondiwala Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
074 Hathgampola Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya - Aranayake yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle According 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
075 Hingula Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
076 Jeewana Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle An ancient temple hidden away in middle of picturesque paddy fields in Devalegama area off Kegalle.
077 Kadigamuwa Sri Nagawanarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Only place where you would come across two tampita viharaya structures in a single temple. Both structures are well preserved.
078 Kandegedara Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
079 Kappagoda Brahmawardana Paya Rajamaha Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Ruins of a Tampita viharaya and large number of Granite artifacts are found on the temple. GPS location 7.23709044201, 80.4403955121
080 Kariyagama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Lies in Ussapitiya, 5 kilometers off Mawanella. The last conservation of the this Tampita Viharaya and the pillar base was carried out in 2010.
081 Kehelpannala Pabbatharama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Beautiful and futile ancient village shrouded deeply in folklore. A recently restored tampita viharaya can be found at this temple.
082 Kehelwaththa Sri Sumanarama Tampita Viharaya approx. area Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Kehelwatta 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
083 Kempitikanda Sri Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
084 Keraminiya Purana Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle A 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
085 Kiriyathanna Sri Sudarshanarama Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
086 Kivulpana Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Lies 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.
087 Lewangama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
088 Lewke Tampita Viharaya at Lewke Walawwa yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle A Tampita Viharaya built by the second Lewke Dissawe next to his ancestral home
089 Madiliya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The Tampita Viharaya lies between Aranayake and Hemmathagama.
090 Makehelwala Keppetipola Sri Abayaraja Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle This 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.
091 Makura Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
092 Maliyadda Sri Sudarshanarama Purana Tampita Viharaya no Sabaragamuwa Kegalle According 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
093 Mangalagama Bodhimalakarama Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
094 Mangedara Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Mangedara 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.
095 Mannagoda Tempita Viharaya, Mawanella no Sabaragamuwa Kegalle located in the Mawanella Divisional Secretary's Division. Was declared as a protected archaeological monument in 2nd November 1958.
096 Mawela Malwathu Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Lies hidden away just few hundred meters away from Ganethenna Junction on Kandy Road in Kegalle District.
097 Medagama Siri Sunandarama Tampita Viharya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Listed in the Book Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information available.
098 Medagama Sri Nagarukkaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle This Tampita Viharaya is listed in the book” Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara” by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available.
099 Medagoda Pattini Devalaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Built by Sitawaka Rajasinghe (1581 – 1591) this structure is dedicated to deity Pattini
100 Medagodella Sri Sumanaramaya Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
101 Meepitiya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
102 Menikkadawara Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The Tampita Viharaya of the Menikkadawara Rajamaha Viharaya lies on 14 granite stumps.
103 Minuwangamuwa Shailamasthakarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle This 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.
104 Moragammana Sri Mayurapada Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Temple consists of 2 tampita structures. A Tampita Viharaya and a Tampita Monk Residence.
105 Muwapitiya Sri Sudharmarama Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle A small tampita viharaya standing on 13 stone pillars 3 feet above the ground. The pillars are erected on a platform 3 feet high.
106 Nape Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Today a pirivena temple. Only the ruins of the Tampita Viharaya are found.
107 Nawagamuwa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The Tampita Viharaya lies quite close to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage,
108 Nikapitiya Sangasela Viharaya no Sabaragamuwa Kegalle A destroyed Tampita Viharaya. Take Bulathkohupitiya road from Kegalle. Take Nikapitiya road for 1.5 km from Kiripattiya Junction (14.5 km)
109 Nikawewa Nagarukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya approximate area Sabaragamuwa Kegalle This Tampita Viharaya was in dilapidated state until recently when the Department of Archaeology restored this structure to its original state.
110 Nilwakka Sri Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
111 Parape Sri Vishuddarama Purana Tampita Viharaya approximate location Sabaragamuwa Kegalle A well maintained Tampita Viharaya in its original form. Built on 7 feet high granite pillars.
112 Podape Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The Tampita Viharaya lies between Aranayake and Bulathkohupitiya in the Kegalle.
113 Polambegoda Sri Sudarshanarma Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle This ancient Tampita Viharaya has been preserved in 1982 and lately in 2014.
114 Randiligama purana Sidda Pathini Tampita Devalaya no Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Randiligama lies just passing Mediliya on Hemmathagama road. This was declared a protected archaeological site on June 6, 2008.
115 Ranwala Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The Tampita Viharaya is attributed to king Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe’s period (1747 – 1781) and retains the sculptures and paintings of the Kandyan period.
116 Thalgaspitiya Deniyathanna Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle A Tampita Viharaya built on 20 granite pillars and was declared as a protected archaeology monument in 2005 by the gazette dated 8 July 2005.
117 Thammita Sri Visuddharama Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The temple lies on the Sudugala - Arawpola road staring in Ussapitiya, 8 km away from Mawanella.
118 Udanwita Sri Maliyadewa Arahantha Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle The 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.
119 Udugama Sri Sunethrarama Purana Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle declared 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.
120 Udumulla Heenatipana Isipathanaramaya no Sabaragamuwa Kegalle This 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.
121 Wakirigala Abeysundararama Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle A small Tampita Viharaya with a prominent mandapaya in front.
122 Walpola Sri Wijayasundararama Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle A tampita viharaya in good condition. Recently restored by Archaeology department.
123 Wathura Rajamaha Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Kegalle According 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
124 Yatagama Sri Sunethrarama Purana Tampita Viharaya, Udadama approx. area Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Yatagama 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.
125 Inguruwaththa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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).
126 Ahugoda Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Believed to be built in the 7th century. The Tampita Viharaya is built inside a two story high building.
127 Alawwa Paramaulla Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala This Tampita Viharaya is comparatively small and is built on 6 granite pillar stumps.
128 Aluth Herathgama Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.

129 Amunakole Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala This 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.

130 Avulegama Bayawa Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The Tampita Viharaya at the Bayawa Rajamaha Viharaya has been restored by the archaeological department in 2012.
131 Badagamuwa Thorayaya Ancient Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The Tampita Viharaya has been built during the era of king Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 – 1781) with 3 floors.
132 Balalla Dimbulgiri Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Balalla 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.

133 Bathalagoda Wewa Ruins approx. area North Western Kurunegala Dagaboa mound and the remains belonging to Tempita viharaya situated above the boundary of Bathalagoda Wewa in Bamunumulla in the Panduwasnuwara DS division.
134 Bibiladeniya Sri Maliyadeva Maha Pirivena Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The tampita viharaya has been destroyed and does not exist today.
135 Bihalpola Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.
136 Bingiriya Devagiri Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.
137 Bogoda Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Tampita 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.

138 Budumuththawa Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala A 2 storied Tampita Viharaya with the pillars decorated with carved wooden pillar heads. Two pillars contain inscriptions dating back to 12th century.
139 Bulnewa Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The Tampita Viharaya at the Bulnewa Rajamaha Viharaya was declared as an protected archaeological site on 23rd January 2009 by gazette number 1586.
140 Bulupitiya Sri Sugatharama Purana Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.
141 Dalukgolla Sri Purwarama Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The temple lies about 6 km from Nikaweratiya towards Yapahuwa on the B326 Road.
142 Dambadeniya Galgamuwa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala A Tampita Viharaya built on 20 granite stumps. An granite Sandakada Pahana (moonstone) lies at the entrance to the structure.
143 Dambadeniya Sri Wijayasundararama Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala A 3 storied Relic House for Dantha Dhathu built during Dambadeniya era converted to a two stored Tampita Viharaya towards late Kandyan kingdom.
144 Dandagamuwa Sri Sudharmarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.
145 Deekirikewa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Built on 10 granite pillars which are plastered and painted. There is a narrow circumambulating path is built around the image house.
146 Dehannagama Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Dehannagama 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.

147 Dethawa Sri Mahamuni Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Lie between Giriulla and Narammala. The Tampita Viharaya has been restored recently.
148 Digampitiya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The Tampita Viharaya at the Digampitiya Purana Viharaya was declared as an protected archaeological site in 2002.
149 Diggalagedara Shailathalaramaya Tampita Viharaya no North Western Kurunegala The 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)
150 Dorabawila Sri Sugatharamaya Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Unusually high Tampita Viharaya with the granite pillars rising for 5 feet on top of a 2 feet foundation.
151 Edandawala Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala A two storied Tampita Viharaya. The ancient statues and and the murals are still intact.
152 Eethanawatta Meddegoda Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Is 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.
153 Galayaya Sri Sudharamarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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
154 Galayaya Sri Sumanarama Purana Tampita Viharaya no North Western Kurunegala Listed in the 'Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara' by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information available.
155 Galgamuwa Tampitagoda Purana Tampita Viharaya no North Western Kurunegala Lies 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.
156 Gammana Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The Tampita Viharaya at Gammana Bodhirukkarama Purana Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 7th December 2001.
157 Gammatha Sri Bodhirukkharama Puana Tampita Viharaya no North Western Kurunegala Lies in Polgahawela area. Was declared as a protected archaeological monument on 07th December 2001.
158 Ganangamuwa Sri Purvaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala A 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.
159 Ginihiriya Sri Sudarshana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Tampita 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.

160 Hindagahawewa Wedaungala Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Lies 11 km from Panduwasnuwara. Part of the historical significance of this structure has been lost due to some restorations in the recent past.
161 Hindhawa Sri Wijesundararamaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The temple lies 7 km off Wariyapola in the Bamunakotuwa area.
162 Hiripathwella Mayurawathi Sri Bodhirajarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The Tampita Viharaya was declared as an protected archaeological monument by the Department Archaeology in 2009.
163 Hiruwalpola Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.

164 Horawadunna Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Unfortunately 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.

165 Hulugalla Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The Tampita Viharaya of the Hulugalla temple is a wooden structure built on 16 granite pillars.
166 Ihala Kadigamuwa Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Ihala 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.

167 Ihala Muruthange Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Unfortunately 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.

168 Indulgoda Sri Pushparamaya Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The Tampita Viharaya at Indulgoda Sri Pushparamaya Rajamaha Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 7th December 2001.
169 Ipalogama Bodhirukkaramaya Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala This Tampita Viharaya has been reconstructed from scratch when only the eight pillars were left of the viharaya untill few years ago.
170 Kadawalagedara Sulugulu Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.
171 Kahahena Sangharakhitharamaya - Uda Horombuwa no North Western Kurunegala Tampita 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)
172 Kahambiliyawa Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Kahambiliyawa 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.

173 Kahambiliyawa Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala A 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.

174 Kahatawilagedara Swarnaprathibimbaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala This Tampita Viharaya was declared as an Protected Archaeological Site by the government by the gazette dated 24th July 2009. No further information is available.
175 Kalavana Sri Sugatharama Purana Tampita Viharaya no North Western Kurunegala Declared 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
176 Kaluhendiwela Mayurawathi Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala A small Tampita Viharaya built on 8 granite stups. Was declared as a protected archaeological monument on 7th December 2001.
177 Kalundawa Sri Sudharmarama Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Kalundawa is the village that king Parakramabahu II spent his childhood in hiding. The Tampita Viharaya seems have been renovated losing its antiquity.
178 Kanugala Sri Pushparama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala he Tampita Viharaya is built on a wooden platform on six large granite stumps.
179 Katiyawa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Performance 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
180 Katupitiya Sri Nagarukkaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The Tampita Viharaya at Gammana Bodhirukkarama Purana Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 22nd November 2002
181 Kirimatiyawa Ambulgiri Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Kirimatiyawa 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.

182 Kolambagama Miyugunarama Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala This Tampita Viharaya is built using 23 boulders of different sizes placed to keep the four wooden bases in place.
183 Kolambalamulla Bodhirukkharama Purana Pothgul Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala This temple is located in Talawattegedara between Polgahawela and Pothuhera.
184 Kolamunna Sri Sugatharamaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.
185 Konduruwapola Rajamaha Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.
186 Kongahagedara Sri Bodhidrumaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.
187 Kongoda Bodhirajaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala This temple is listed in the 'Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara' book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available.
188 Konwewa Bodhianganaramaya Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Konwewa 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.

189 Konwewa Bodhianganaramaya Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Rathgallegama 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.

190 Kudagalgamuwa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala This Tampita Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 25th April 1980.
191 Kumbukwewa Sri Nagarukkarama ancient Tampita Viharaya no North Western Kurunegala Lies in Kumbukwewa village in the Katupotha PS division. Declared as an protected monument in 1967.02.23 . Location
192 Lunukadawella Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala A tampita viharaya on 7 granite pillars which has been completely renovated losing its all antiquity.
193 Madahapola Sri Rathanapalaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The temple lies on the Melsiripura - Rambe road, about 7.5 km from Melsiripura and 15 km from Rambe.
194 Mahamithawa Sri Sumittaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Built 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.
195 Malagamuwa Udugodagama Ancient Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.
196 Maspotha Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala This Tampita Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 22nd November 2002.
197 Maunawa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala A Tampita Viharaya (temple built on pillars). Unfortunately this temple has been renovated in 1910 destroying all its antiquity.
198 Moragollagama Kadawala Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.

199 Nagabodhi Dravarama Tampita Viharaya no North Western Kurunegala This temple is listed in the "Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara" book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. The temple lies 8 kms on the the Makandura - Kuliyapitiya Road.
200 Nakkawatta Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.
201 Nawinna Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Lies in Nawinna off Wariyapola. Has been declared as a protected archaeological monument.
202 Pahala Baladora Sri Nagarukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Lies in about 9 km off Panduwasnuwara. Restored in 2017.
203 Pahala Kobeigane Sri Nagarukkaramaya Tampita Viharaya no North Western Kurunegala Tampita 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)
204 Palugamuwa Sri Pushparama Purana Devapita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The temple lies between Dummalasuriya and Udubaddawa on the Madampe - Kuliyapitiya road, about 11 km from Madampe and 13 km from Kuliyapitiya.
205 Paluwella Angeerasuththararamaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Lies 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.
206 Panduwasnuwara Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala This 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.
207 Sapugaskanda Sri Vijaya Sunandarama Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The 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.
208 Sri Swarna Bimbarama Viharaya, Kotuwewatta yes North Western Kurunegala was protected as an archaeological monument by the Gazette published on 27 July 2001. Link points to Usgala Swarnabimbarama Viharaya which might be the same.
209 Talammehera Sri Sunandarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The Tampita Viharaya is built on 10 granite pillar stumps with a narrow circumambulating. The image house lacks any murals.
210 Thambugala Hengawa Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala According 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.

211 Udakahahena Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala This 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.
212 Udubaddawa Shilapokkarani Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala A Tampita Viharaya which has been restored recently. The statues inside has lost its original artistic form due to latter renovations.
213 Uyanegama Sri Nagabodhi Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The Tampita Viharaya at Uyanegama Sri Nagabodhi Rajamaha Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument on the gazette dated 24th July 2009.
214 Watareka Wanguthanna Sri Sunandaramaya Ancient Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala Built by king Kirthi Sri Rajasinghe ((1747 – 1781). High granite pillars creating a 2 storied building.
215 Wathuwaththa Sri Sunandarama Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The Tampita Viharaya is built on 18 granite pillar out of 10 pillars are made of brick and mortar and the rest stone.
216 Werahera Sri Siddhartharama Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala The tampita viharaya has been destroyed and does not exist today
217 Yakarawatta Purana Siddha Pattini Tampita Devalaya yes North Western Kurunegala A Tampita Devalaya built on 8 granite pillar stumps. Believed to be over 500 years old.
218 Yataththawala Bodhiwansaramaya Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya yes North Western Kurunegala A 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.
219 Dembawa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Matale A small yet well maintained Tampita Viharaya lying on six granite pillars. A single seated Buddha statue lies inside the viharaya.
220 Mahavehera Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Matale probably 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.
221 Makulatenna Raja Maha Viharaya yes Central Matale
222 Mananwatta Sri Bodhiraja Viharaya yes Central Matale Located 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
223 Matihaththa Gurubebila Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Matale The 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.
224 Medabedda Sri Bodhimalu Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Matale Ruins of a Tampita viharaya can be seen at this temple.
225 Muwandeniya Sri Dammaloka Purana Tampita Viharaya approx. area Central Matale Unfortunately this Tampita Viharaya has been completely rebuilt and has lost its architectural and archaeological value.
226 Narangolla Purana Tampita Viharaya possible location Central Matale The 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
227 Selagama Bulathwatta Purana Tampita Viharaya approx. area Central Matale Unfortunately 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.
228 Thalakiriyawa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Matale A tiny tampita viharaya neglected with time, one horizontal beam is now supported by a stack of clay tiles.
229 Udasgiriya Bomaluwa Purana Tampita Viharaya Possible location Central Matale A 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.
230 Walawela Pamunuwa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Matale This comparatively small Tampita Viharaya is built on 9 short granite stumps. The original murals and statues of the Kandyan era can be still seen.
231 Welangahawatta Sri Dhamajothiyarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Matale The viharaya lies about 17 km from Matale off Rattota.
232 Agalakada Sri Dharmarakshitha Purana Viharaya yes Southern Matara Built during the reign of king Kirthi Sri Rajasinhe (1747 – 1781). Tampita Viharaya has been destroyed. Only pillar stumps exists today.
233 Dampahala Vilayaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Southern Matara Built on a frame built with 15 inch thick Na timber beams on a 3 feet high granite pillars.
234 Kadukanna Gangarama Purana Tampita Viharaya no Southern Matara Kadukanna lies just passing Thelijjawila on the Matara Akuressa Road. No information regarding the status of the Tampita Viharaya
235 Kamburupitiya Ransegoda Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Southern Matara This Tampita Viharaya is listed in the "Sri Lankawe Tampita Vihara" book by Kusumsiri Wijayawardhana. No further information is available.
236 Matara Hiththatiya Rajamaha Viharaya yes Southern Matara The Tampita Viharaya has been destroyed by the floods in 1760 and the current image house has been built on this site.
237 Narawelpita Thorawita Purana Tampita Viharaya approx. area Southern Matara This Tampita Viharaya was reported to be in a dilapidated state in 2017.
238 Watagedara Sri Sudarshanaramaya Purana Pothgul Tampita Viharaya yes Southern Matara A two storied Tampita Viharaya built on tall granite pillars just 4 km off the Godagama exit on the Southern Expressway
239 Bibile Kokunnewa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Uva Monaragala Lie 6.5 kms on the Inginiyagala road. declared as an protected archaeological site in 2009
240 Buttala Aluthwela Thibbatuwawa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Uva Monaragala Temple going back to pre-christian era. Tampita Viharaya stands on 16 granite pillars. All walls painted in white. No original murals or statues.
241 Buttala Happoruwa Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Uva Monaragala Temple going back to king Devanampiyatissa (250-210 BC). Only record of a Tampita Viharaya at the temple is on Wikipidia. Need confirmation.
242 Hambegamuwa Pulinathalarama Viharaya no Uva Monaragala Tampita Viharaya declared as a protected archaeological site on 22nd November 2002. lies in the Kotavehera village in Thanamalwila.
243 Kotasara Piyangala Raja Maha Viharaya yes Uva Monaragala Lies in Bibile. The Tampita viharaya and the ancient Bhikku dwelling have been declared as protected monuments.
244 Tampita Ruins at Yatiyallathota Archaeological Reserve yes Uva Monaragala Ruins of a Tampita Viharaya. Only granite stumps exists among other ruins which probably belonging to Anuradhapura era.
245 Niyamgamdora Rajamaha Viharaya yes Central Nuwara Eliya The Pattini Devalaya of this temple has been built on a Tampita Structure.
246 Padiyapelella Bodhimalkada Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Central Nuwara Eliya Unfortunately 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.
247 Pusulpitiya Rajamaha Viharaya, Kotmale yes Central Nuwara Eliya A two storied Tampita Viharaya
248 Bodhirukkharamaya Purana Tampita Viharaya - Kottukachchiya yes North Western Puttalam Tampita Viharaya declared as a protected archaeological site on 23 January 2009. Lies between Puttalam and Anamaduwa.
249 Dikwela Sri Vishuddharamaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Puttalam Unfortunately this Tampita Viharaya has been modernized losing all its architectural and historical value. Only the granite pillars seems to be of the original viharaya.
250 Halambe Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya - Anamaduwa yes North Western Puttalam An ancient Tampita Viharaya built on five feet tall pillars. Lower floor has been exended by adding a roof around the Tampita Structure
251 Karambewa Sri Sudarshanarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Puttalam Is 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.
252 Mahawewa Sri Nagarama Purana Tampita Viharaya yes North Western Puttalam Tampita Viharaya declared as a protected archaeological site on 23 February 2007 and restored in 2010. Lies between Marawila and Chilaw.
253 Thinapitiya Tampita Viharaya - Kadupitiya, Madampe yes North Western Puttalam A 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.
254 Dapane Sri Jayasumanaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura Lies inside a larger building buit at a latter stage. The Tampita Viharaya is in Good condition.
255 Elugala Rajamaha Viharaya, Balangoda yes Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura also known as Pinnawala Sri Pushparama Purana Tampita Rajamaha Viharaya.
256 Godakawela Sri Mahinda Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura lies in the middle of the Godakawela town
257 Halpe Pattini Devalaya yes Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura A popular Tampita Devalaya in Halpe. Two stories are built on short granite stumps.
258 Kumbalgama Sri Vishuddharamaya Purana Tampita Viharaya no Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura Protected 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.

259 Maduwanwela Mudalindaramaya Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura Has been built by the famous Maduwanwela Dissawe and lies close to his mansion in Maduwanwela.
260 Nedun Rajamaha Viharaya, Kiriella yes Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura Tampita Viharaya has been built completely in Nadun timber. Structure not seen today. The current structure possibly built around the original Tampita Viharaya.
261 Omalpe Purana Tampita Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura a two storied Tampita Viharaya. Has been restored by the Department of Archaeology recently.
262 Pelmadulla Rajamaha Viharaya yes Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura The 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.
263 Walalgoda Purana Tempita Viharaya, Embilipitiya yes Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura An large two storied Tampita Viharaya built on 16 wooden pillars.
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