Kotamudungala Raja Maha Viharaya, Molagoda (කොටමුදුන්ගල රජමහා විහාරය)

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Kotamudungala Raja Maha Viharaya, Molagoda
Kotamudungala Raja Maha Viharaya, Molagoda

Kotamudungala Raja Maha Viharaya is believed to have been built by King Vatta Gamini Abaya aka King Walagamba between 103 BCE – 89BCE, who was said to use this area to train his armies during his hiding from South Indian invaders.

The two inscriptions below the drip ledge of the main cave at the entrance is written in characters similar to one used in the 3rd – 2nd century BCE.

current paintings on the temple are similar in style to Dambulla Cave Temple.

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Travel Directions to Kotamudungala Raja Maha Viharaya

The temple can be reached from Kandy – Kurunegala Road. Turn to the Harankahawa-Bokkawela road at Arambekade junction. The temple is about 8km down this road in the village of Molagoda.

Route from Kandyto Kotamudungala Raja Maha Viharaya Route from Kurunegala to Kotamudungala Raja Maha Viharaya
Though : Matale Road (A9) – Ambatenna Junction (A9) – Poojapitiya (B15)- Bokkawala (B15)
distance :23 km
Travel time : 45 mins – 1 hour
Driving directions : see on google map
Though : Mawathagama (A10) – Galagedara (A10) – Girihagama Road – Ambatenne Rd (B15)
distance :33 km
Travel time : 45 mins – 1 hour
Driving directions : see on google map

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