Kivulpana Purana Tampita Viharaya – කිවුල්පනේ පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය

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Kivulpana Purana Tampita Viharaya
Kivulpana Purana Tampita Viharaya
image source : ‘The Upcountry Repository of Buddhist Art – The Tampita Vihara of Sri Lanka’ By Ganga Rajinee Dissanayaka

Kivulpana Purana Tampita Viharaya lies between Kegalle and Mawanella.  From the junction where the Kegalle bypass road falls on to Kandy road, travel towards Mawanella for 3.2 km to reach the Annasigala junction. Take the road to left from here and travel 2 km on this road to reach this Tampita Viharya.

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. Walls inside the chamber is more or less always covered in paintings drawn mainly in Kandyan style.

This temple on pillars has been destroyed during an attempted renovation. The statues in the temple is now kept separately.

Alternate name : Kivulpane Tampita Viharaya, Kivulpane Rajamaha Viharaya, Kivulpana Rajamaha Viharaya, Kivulpone Tampita Viharaya


  • කෑගලු කෝරළ පවත : පරණකුරු, කිණිගොඩ සහ ගල්බඩ කෝරළයන්හි ඓතිහාසික, සංස්කෘතික සහ පුරාවිද්‍යාත්මක ගවේෂණය – එම්. ඩී. එම්. එස්. යටවර

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Driving Directions to Kivulpana Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Kegalle to Kivulpana Purana Tampita Viharaya
Though : Kandy road
distance : 5.5  km
Travel time : 10 minutes
Time to spend : 20-30  mins
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