Navodagama Archaeological Reserve – නවෝදාගම පුරාවිද්‍යා රක්‍ෂිතය

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Remains of a Tampita Viharaya at Navodagama Archaeology Site

Remains of a Tampita Viharaya at Navodagama Archaeology Site
Image courtesy of Dr. Ashan Geeganage

Navodagama (Nawodagama) lies between Oyamaduwa and Tanthirimale in the Mahavilachchiya Divisional Secretary’s Division. Navodagama Archaeological Reserve lies next to the Anuradhapura – Thantirimale Road  and consist of granite base pillars of a Tampita Vihara ( a temple on pillars) and remains of a ancient stupa, granite pillars of other buildings, a granite statues and few other ruins.

These ruins has been preserved by the Department of Archaeology and known as the  Navodagama Archaeological Reserve but fast overgrowing with weed.

The photos taken by Dr AG were taken in January 2015 but by December 2o15, the ruins of the Tampita Viharaya has almost disappeared.

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Map of Navodagama Archaeological Reserve at Mahavilachchiya

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Travel Directions to Archaeological Reserve Site at Mahavilachchiya

Route from Anuradhapura to Navodagama Archaeological Reserve at Mahavilachchiya

Distance :28 km
Travel time :  45 minutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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