It is believed that the Madanwala Rajamaha Viharaya lying between Hanguranketha and Rikillagaskada has been in existence since the Dambadeniya Kingdom (1232 – 1272) since the ancient Buddha statue in the temple has been dated to this era based on the features.
Records belonging to the Kandyan Era mention king Wimaladharmasuriya II (1687 – 1707) and king Viraparakrama Narendrasinha (1707 – 1739) as benefactors of this temple.
The cave temple and the monks residence building of the Madanwala Rajamaha Viharaya has been named as protected monuments by the Department of Archaeology.
other names : Madanwela Rajamaha Viharaya
Map of Madanwala Rajamaha Viharaya
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Travel Directions to Madanwala Rajamaha Viharaya
Route from Kandy to Madanwala Rajamaha Viharaya
|Through : Ampitiya – Mailapitiya – Hanguranketha|
Distance :29 km
Travel time : 45 mins
Driving directions : see on google map