Murukkuwatawana Gallen Rajamaha Viharaya – මුරුක්කුවටවන ගල්ලෙන් රජමහා විහාරය

RATE THIS LOCATION :1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Murukkuwatawana is a remote village lying on the Tabbowa – Miyellawa road surrounded by jungle from all four sides. The ancient temple complex at Murukkuwatawana lies at the center of a large rocky outcrop adjoining the village.

This area lies just 50 km off Anuradhapura and contains a large number of ruins of temple complexes covered by the jungle. Vilandagoda Aranya which is believed to be the hiding place of Saliya – Asokamala also lies in this vicinity. Most these temple complexes belongs to Anuradhapura period.

The Murukkuwatawana Gallen Rajamaha Viharaya is a mixture of modern buildings with in a temple complex built millennia ago. An ancient stupa has been conserved at the highest point of the rock. Many caves with drip ledges scatters the rocky outcrop. Granite artifacts of the ancient temple can be seen scattered all over the land of the temple. Among the ruins, a new large seated Buddha statue was ceremoniously opened to the public in 2012.

Also See

Map of the Murukkuwatawana Gallen Rajamaha 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.

Driving Directions to Murukkuwatawana Gallen Rajamaha Viharaya

Route from Puttalam to Murukkuwatawana Gallen Rajamaha Viharaya

Though : Karuwalagaswewa
Distance : 18 km
Travel time : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map