Nawinna Rajamaha Viharaya Archaeological Site in Padiyathalawa – පදියතලාව නාවින්න රජමහා විහාරය පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

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Ruins at the Nawinna Rajamaha Viharaya

Ruins at the Nawinna Rajamaha Viharaya
photo by : Sajith Dissanayake

Nawinna Rajamaha Viharaya is an one of the hundreds of ancient temples of the ancient Digamadulla Kindom which flourished from time before Christ. Traveling 3 km from the Padiyathalawa town towards Mahaoya, small name board of the temple will direct you  a narrow road to the left called Nawinna-Weerana Road. 1.8 km down this road lies the Ancient Temple of Nawinna.

The ruins of  this ancient viharaya has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 26th December 2014, and describes the location as follows ;

“The two places with ruins of buildings and other archeological evidences at Ancient Temple premises, Nawinna situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. 141/B, Unapana in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Padiyathalawa in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 07º26´ 152´´ N and longitude 81º14´ 104´´ E).”

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Travel Directions to Nawinna Rajamaha Viharaya Archaeological Site

Route from Padiyathalawa to Nawinna Nawinna Rajamaha Viharaya Archaeological Site

Through : Mahaoya Road
Distance :5  km
Travel time :20 min
Time to spend : 30  mins
Driving directions : Nawinna-Weerana Road is not marked on google maps. See description above.

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