Niyuguna Purana Rajamaha Viharaya Archaeological Site – නියුගුණ පුරාණ රජමහා විහාරය පුරාවිද්‍යා භූමිය

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The small reservoir beside the Niyuguna Purana Rajamaha Viharaya and the rock behind the temple seen at the far end

The small reservoir beside the Niyuguna Purana Rajamaha Viharaya and the rock behind the temple seen at the far end

Niyuguna Rajamaha Viharaya lies about 600 meters off the Siyamblanduwa – Damana – Ampara Road about 3 kms passing Damana junction towards Ampara. A typical archaeology board directs you to the turn off to a recently concreted road.

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

“Hillock of Dagoba, rock inscription, ruins of buildings, plight of steps and places with evidences of Pre-historic era in the premises of Niuguna Rajamaha Vihara belonging to Niuguna village situated in Grama Niladhari Division No. 5-2-34-0501, Irakkamam 05 in the Divisional Secretary’s Division, Eragama (Irakkamam) in Ampara District in Eastern Province.”

In addition, a drip ledge cave on a rock west of the temple has been declared as a protected archaeological site by the Government with the Gazette issued on 10th October 2014, and describes the location as follows;

“Drip ledged cave located at the west of the Niyuguna Rajamaha Vihara belonging to Niyuguna village situated at No. 5-2-34-0501 Irakkamam Grama Niladhari Division in Eragama (Irakkamam) Divisional Secretary’s Division in Ampara District in Eastern Province. (latitude 7º 13′ 43”N and longitude 081º 42′ 00” E).”

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Map of  Niyuguna Purana Rajamaha Viharaya

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Travel Directions to Niyuguna Purana Rajamaha Viharaya

 Route from Ampara to Niyuguna Purana Rajamaha Viharaya

Through : Eragama
Distance : 10 km
Travel time : 20 mins
Time to spend : 30 mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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