Kottukachchiya Bodhirukkharamaya Purana Viharaya is an ancient temple with a Tampita Viharaya built during the era of the Kandyan kingdom.
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.
This temple lies 18 kms (30 mins ) from Puttalam and 55 km (1 hours) from Chilaw. To reach the temple from Chilaw, Travel to Anamaduwa and then turn towards Puttalam. Travel 10 km on this road and take the left lane after passing Kottukachchiya Reservoir and Kachchimaduwa Reservoir which lies on the two sides of the road.
This Tampita Viharaya was declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 23 January 2009 as describes as follows ;
“The Tempita Vihare and dagoba belonging to the Bodhi Rukkarama Vihare situated in the Grama Niladhari Division of Kottukachchiya First Coloney in the Divisional Secretary’s Division of Anamaduwa, in Puttalam District, North Western Province”
- Tampita Vihara Heritage of Sri Lanka
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
- Other Places of Interest Within Close Proximity
Map of the Kottukachchiya Bodhirukkharamaya Purana Viharaya
The map above also shows other places of interest within a approximately 20 km radius of the current site. Click on any of the markers and the info box to take you to information of these sites.
Zoom out the map to see more surrounding locations using the mouse scroll wheel or map controls.
Driving Directions to Kottukachchiya Bodhirukkharamaya Purana Viharaya
Route from Colombo to Kottukachchiya Bodhirukkharamaya Purana Viharaya
|Though : Chilaw – Anamaduwa|
distance : 136 km
Travel time :3 hours
Time to spend : 20 – 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map