Ruins of Moonrampiddi Madam in Mannar

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There are ruins of a few madams (ambalama) between Mannar and Jaffna believed to have been used by pilgrims to Thiruketheeswaram Kovil. Ruins of one such Ambalama lie in the village of Mundanputti in the Manthai South Divisional Secretariat.

The Madam is said to be over 100 years old. Only the four walls remain of the structure. Based on the remains, it has had hip roof. The walls are built with brick and mortar and the foundation is made of limestone.

The door is facing northeast had there is evidence of a verandah on all 4 sides of the madam. Each side had 145 cm tall 7-8 wooden pillars fixed on pillar bases.

The door is short and an average person cannot enter without bowing his head. The door frame is made of wood with carvings. The roof tiles of this building have the year 1885 marked on them.

To reach this site, proceed along Mannar-Jaffna A32 Road for 36 kilometres up to Moonrampiddi junction, turn left and travel another 500 meters to reach the site.

References

  1. The Green Movement of Sri Lanka (no date) Guide to Archaeological Values for Tourism in Mannar District. The Green Movement of Sri Lanka.
  2. Asanga, M.V.P.K. and Nishantha, I.P.S. (2018) in මන්නාරම දිස්ත්‍රික්කය. Colombo , Sri Lanka: Department of Archaeology, p 115.

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Travel Directions to Ruins of Moonrampiddi Madam in Mannar

Route from Mannar to Ruins of Moonrampiddi Madam
Via : Pooneryn Road
Distance : 38 km
Travel time : 40 mins.
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