Kandegedara Purana Tampita Viharaya – කන්දෙගෙදර පුරාණ ටැම්පිට රජමහා විහාරය

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Kandegedara Purana Tampita Viharaya after restoration

Kandegedara Purana Tampita Viharaya after restoration

Kandegedara Purana Viharaya is an ancient temple with a Tampita Viharaya built during the era of the Kandyan kingdom. The temple lies off Devalagama which lies between Kegalle and Polgahawela.

A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall. The roof is held by a structure built of timber and the walls are generally made of wattle and daub. These buildings were a popular religious architectural design during the Kandyan period.

The Tampita Viharaya at Kandegama had completely dilapidated and it has been resorted around 2016.

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Driving Directions to Kandegedara Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Kegalle to Kandegedara Purana Tampita Viharaya

Though : Devalagama
distance : 9 km
Travel time :20  minutes
Time to spend : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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