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.
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.
Note that the location marked on the map is the presumed Kandepita Viharaya in Muruddeniya. No further information on this Tampita Viharaya is available.
Alternate Names : Kandepita Tampita Viharaya, Kandepitiya Tampita Viharaya, Kandapitiya Tampita Viharaya
- Tampita Vihara Heritage of Sri Lanka
- Ancient Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
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Map of Muruddeniya Kandapita Purana Tampita Viharaya
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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