Muwandeniya Sri Dammaloka Purana Tampita Viharaya – මුවන්දෙනිය ශ්‍රී ධම්මාලෝක පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය

 

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Muwandeniya Sri Dammaloka Purana Tampita Viharaya

Muwandeniya Sri Dammaloka Purana Tampita Viharaya
image source : ‘The Upcountry Repository of Buddhist Art – The Tampita Vihara of Sri Lanka’ By Ganga Rajinee Dissanayaka

Muwandeniya is a picturesque village hidden between remote hills in Matale district 10 km away from Matale off the Oyapahala Road (Harrison John’s Road).

Muwandeniya Sri Dammaloka Purana Viharaya consists of a Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era. 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.

Unfortunately the Tampita Viharaya at the Muwandeniya temple has been completely rebuilt and has lost its architectural and archaeological value.

image source : youtu.be/wDdSCmVWHr0

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Map of the Muwandeniya Sri Dammaloka Purana Tampita Viharaya

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Please note the marker points to a approximate area in Muwandeniya. Its advised to get directions to the site from Matale.

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 Muwandeniya Sri Dammaloka Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Matale to Muwandeniya

Though :
distance : 10  km
Travel time :40 mins
Time to spend : 20 – 30  mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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