Muruddeniya Kandapita Purana Tampita Viharaya (මුරුද්දෙනිය කන්දපිට පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය)

RATE THIS LOCATION :1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, average: 2.25 out of 5)

Muruddeniya Kandapita Purana Tampita Viharaya is an ancient temple in Hataraliyadda in Kandy District.

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. Walls inside the chamber is more or less always covered in paintings drawn mainly in Kandyan style.

The Tampita Viharaya at Muruddeniya Kandepita Viharaya has been declared as a protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 22 November 2002.  In 2012, this structure was completely restored to its original status by the Central Cultural Fund.


The Tampita Viharaya lies on 23 stone pillar stumps, 61cm high. The front of the circumambulating path is 2 meters wide. The sides and the rear of the path are 63.5 cm wide. The image house (inner sanctum) is 3.79×2.26m in size and and the whole structure is 6.82×3.99m in size

To reach Muruddeniya from Kandy, travel to Aladeniya Junction on the Kurunegala Road through Katugastota or Peradeniya. From Aladeniya turn left at the IOC filling station and fall in to Muruthalawa Road. Travel 3 km up to Kambiadiya junction (at the 3km post) take the left turn from to fall in to the road to Hataraliyadda. Travel on this road for about 7 km to reach Muruddeniya.

Alternate Names : Kandepita Tampita Viharaya, Kandepitiya Tampita Viharaya, Kandapitiya Tampita Viharaya

Also See

Map of Muruddeniya Kandapita Purana Tampita Viharaya

Please click on the button below to load the Dynamic Google Map (ගූගල් සිතියම් පහලින්)

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.

Traveling to Muruddeniya Kandapita Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Kandy to Muruddeniya Kandapita Purana Tampita Viharaya
Distance : 23 km
Travel time : 1 hour
Time to spend : 20- 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map