Nilwakka Sri Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya – නිල්වක්ක ශ්‍රී බෝධිරුක්‍ඛාරාම පුරාණ ටැම්පිට විහාරය

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Nilwakka Sri Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya

Nilwakka Sri Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya
Photo By Chandra Siriwardhana

Nilwakka Sri Bodhirukkaramaya which is also known as Nilwakka Tampita Viharaya is an ancient temple  in the Rambukkana Divisional Secretariat. To reach the temple you need to take the Nilwakka Road from Rambukkana town (towards the Rambukkana Police Station)  and travel 2.5 km along this route to reach the temple.

One of the unique features a visitor could observe today at this temple  is the tiny Tampita Vihara Ge in the temple. Tampita Vihara were a popular architectural feature of temples during the Kandyan era. The temple is built on top of granite stumps with wooden platform laid across the stumps.

The Tampita Viharaya is built on a wooden platform built on 6 granite stumps. A wooden balustrade is build around the image house on the platform. Statues inside the image house belong to the Kandyan era. The department of archaeology has made a good attempt in restoring this Vihara Ge and currently is in good condition.

In addition you can also find an ancient granite Bodhigaraya in excellent condition at this temple.

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Traveling Directions to Nilwakka Sri Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya

Route from Rambukkana to Nilwakka Sri Bodhirukkarama Purana Tampita Viharaya

distance :2.5 km
Travel time : 10 mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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