Madiliya Purana Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient temple with a Tampita Viharaya hidden away in middle of picturesque paddy fields between Aranayake and Hemmathagama in Rambukkana District.
One of the unique features a visitor could observe today at this temple is the Tampita Vihara Ge. Tampita Vihara were a popular architectural feature of temples during the Kandyan era. The temple is built on top of granite stumps with wooden platform laid across the stumps.
The buildings of the temple exhibit features belonging to late Kandyan period. Two massive Na tree a and Bo tree stand as proof of the antiquity of the temple. In additiona to the Tampita Viharaya an old Devale dedicated to Kataragama deity can be found at this temple. An amblama belonging to the same era can be seen opposite to this temple.
To reach the temple take to road towards Hemmathagama from Mawanella. From Hemanthagama, take the road towards Horewala. The temple lies 2.4 km down this road.
Alternate names : Mediliya Purana Tampita Viharaya, Madiliya Rajamaha Viharaya, Mediliya Rajamaha Viharaya
- Tampita Vihara Heritage of Sri Lanka
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
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Map of Hemmathagama Madiliya Purana Tampita Viharaya
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Traveling to Hemmathagama Madiliya Purana Tampita Viharaya
Route from Mawanella to Hemmathagama Madiliya Purana Tampita Viharaya
|Distance : 16.6 km|
Travel time : 45 mins
Driving directions : see on google map