Hiruwalpola Sri Pushparamaya Tampita Viharaya

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Hiruwalpola Sri Pushparamaya Ancient Viharaya lies between Bingiriya (on Chilaw – Panduwasnuwara road) and Dummalasuriya (on Madampe-Kuliyapitiya road). The temple lies 7.5 kms from Bingiriya and 8.8 kms from Dummalasuriya.

Tampita Vihara was a popular architectural feature during the Kandyan kingdom where the temple was built on a platform which was held on an array of pillars, mostly stone.

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The Hiruwalpola 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. 

A mandapa has been built in front connecting to the Tampita structure. This is covered in all sides except for 4 windows on the 2 sides and the wide front entrance. Both this structures have are tiled using the typical flat clay tiles found on buildings from Kandyan era.

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Travel Directions to Hiruwalpola Tampita Viharaya

From Madampe to Hiruwalpola Tampita Viharaya
Though : Panduwasnuwara Road
Distance : 20 km
Travel time : 30 mins
Time to Spend : about 30  minutes
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