Nape Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya – නාපේ බෝධිරුක්ඛාරාම පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය

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Tampita Viharaya sketch og
A sketch of a Tampita Viharaya

Nape Bodhirukkarama Viharaya is a temple with a history of about 150 years located in Nelundeniya. To reach the temple, travel 5 km on the Kandy road from the Ambepussa clock tower until you reach the Udukumbara junction. Take the Imbulowita road from the junction and travel for 1 km to reach the temple. Today this temple is also a privena named Sri Seelananda Maha Pirivena and this name can be seen displayed at the Udukumbara junction.

Today you can see the ruins of an Tampita Viharya in this temple. 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.

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Driving Directions to Nape Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Ambepussa to Nape Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya

Though : Kandy road
distance : 6 km
Travel time :10  hours
Time to spend : 20-30  mins
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